Censorship, the suppression of public communication considered objectionable to the general body of people as determined by a government or media outlet ...
... under" (see sub-) + premere "push against" (see press (v.1)). Sense of "prevent
or prohibit the circulation of" is from 1550s. Related: Suppressed;
an act or instance of
Psychiatry Conscious exclusion of unacceptable desires, thoughts, or memories from the mind. 4. Botany The failure of an organ or part to develop. 5. Genetics ...
tr.v. sup·pressed, sup·press·ing, sup·press·es. 1. To put an end to forcibly; subdue : suppress a rebellion. See Usage Note at repress. 2. To curtail or prohibit the ...