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Oppress

Op`press´
v. t.1.To impose excessive burdens upon; to overload; hence, to treat with unjust rigor or with cruelty.
[imp. & p. p. Oppressed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Oppressing.]
Behold the kings of the earth; how they oppress
Thy chosen!
- Milton.
2.To ravish; to violate.
3.To put down; to crush out; to suppress.
The mutiny he there hastes to oppress.
- Shak.
4.To produce a sensation of weight in (some part of the body); as, my lungs are oppressed by the damp air; excess of food oppresses the stomach.
Verb1.oppress - come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
Synonyms: crush, suppress
2.oppress - cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
Synonyms: persecute
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