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oppress
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  • The thudding sound of a machine below grew louder and more oppressive.
  • I was oppressed with perplexity and doubt.

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  • The place, by the by, was very stuffy and oppressive, and the faint halitus of freshly shed blood was in the air.
  • There was a sense of oppression in my head, and I noticed that I was breathing very fast.

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as in: oppressive government Define
to dominate harshly and unfairly (as in "oppressive government") or: to deny equal rights to others or make them suffer (as in "The government oppresses minorities.")
as in: oppressive heat Define
to make uncomfortable (weigh heavily on the senses or spirit)
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