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oppress
as in:  oppressive heat


The heat is oppressive.
  to make uncomfortable (weigh heavily on the senses or spirit)
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Samples:
  • The heat is oppressive.
  • She is oppressed by her insecurity.
  • a mental disorder which oppressed him
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • I did not mention the constant feeling of insecurity which oppressed my spirits.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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  • ...who sleep in the big armchairs, made drowsy by the oppressive heat of the stove.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
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Associated words [difficulty]:   oppress [1]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Architecture, Human Behavior, Public Policy & Politics, History, Religion - Christianity
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