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Suppression may refer to:


  • Suppressive fire, weapons fire that degrades the performance of a target below the level needed to fulfill its mission
  • Suppressor, a device attached to or part of the barrel of a firearm which reduces the amount of noise and flash generated by firing the weapon

Mathematics and science[edit]


Health and medicine[edit]

  • Appetite suppression
  • Bone marrow suppression, the decrease in cells responsible for providing immunity, carrying oxygen, and those responsible for normal blood clotting
  • Cough medicine, which may contain a cough suppressant, a medicinal drug used in an attempt to treat coughing
  • Flash suppression, a phenomenon of visual perception in which an image presented to one eye is suppressed by a flash of another image presented to the other eye
  • Reflux suppressant, in medicine
  • Suppression (eye), of an eye is a subconscious adaptation by a person's brain to eliminate the symptoms of disorders of binocular vision such as strabismus, convergence insufficiency and aniseikonia
  • Thought suppression, the process of deliberately trying to stop thinking about certain thoughts, associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder


  • Censorship, the suppression of public communication considered objectionable to the general body of people as determined by a government or media outlet
  • Suppression order a type of censorship where a court rules that certain information cannot be published
  • Oppression, the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner, also an act or instance of oppressing
  • Suppression of Communism Act
  • Suppression of dissent, occurs when an individual or group tries to censor, persecute or otherwise oppress the other party rather than communicate logically
  • Suppression of evidence, the act of preventing evidence from being shown in a trial
  • Voter suppression, a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote
  • Tohunga Suppression Act 1907, an Act of the Parliament of New Zealand aimed to replace tohunga as traditional Māori healers with "modern" medicine


  • Religious intolerance, intolerance against another's religious beliefs or practices by individuals, private groups, government agencies or the whole government
  • Suppression (parish), the forced closure of a Catholic parish or association
  • Suppressive Person and the book, The Cause of Suppression, about the Church of Scientology concept