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repressing

[ri ′pres·iŋ]
(biochemistry)
The termination of enzyme synthesis when the products of the reaction catalyzed by the enzyme reach a critical concentration.
(cell and molecular biology)
Inhibition of transcription or translation due to binding of a repressor to an operator on a deoxyribonucleic acid molecule or to a specific messenger ribonucleic acid site.
(metallurgy)
Applying pressure to a pressed and sintered compact to improve some physical property.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In an attempt to deal with these experiences, the victim was able to produce an altered or dissociated state of consciousness, successfully repressing the frightening events from conscious memory, but causing hysterical symptoms.
But how we do so - repressing the memory until it fades to dullness or confronting it and working toward some definitive sense of what, if anything, happened between Broaddrick and Clinton - will speak volumes about our own moral lives and how long the episode haunts our country.
He doesn't believe in repressing those fists either.
Repressing his grief over his self-willed orphanhood, the American Adam wanders through the wilderness of Mother Nature in search of his lost father.
Children especially learn to deal with repeated trauma by dissociating (splitting) or repressing the events during and after their occurrence (64-67).
Based on this cluster of symptoms, if her therapist is using this particular 65-item checklist, Rhonda virtually is assured of being viewed as repressing sexual abuse memories.