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oppress
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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Definition
to make uncomfortable (weigh heavily on the senses or spirit)
  • Then the heat sinks heavily into our shell-holes like a jelly fish, moist and oppressive, and on one of these late summer days, while bringing food, Kat falls.
    Chapter 11 (79% in)
oppressive = uncomfortable (weighing heavily on the senses or spirit)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
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