Definition of Suppresser
1. Noun. Someone who suppresses. "Dictators are suppressors of free speech"
Generic synonyms: Controller, Restrainer
Derivative terms: Suppress, Suppress, Suppress
2. Noun. A gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene).
Generic synonyms: Cistron, Factor, Gene
Specialized synonyms: Tumor Suppressor Gene
3. Noun. An electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents.
Generic synonyms: Electrical Device
Specialized synonyms: Lightning Arrester, Spike Arrester, Spike Suppressor, Surge Protector, Surge Suppressor
Derivative terms: Suppress
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Literary usage of Suppresser
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (1998)
"() first demonstrated the utility of this approach by inactivating the p53 tumour suppresser gene in mice. Animals with no functional p53 developed normally ..."
2. A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States by Francis Wharton (1874)
"113. title in the plaintiff; and the jury were k On an ejectment involving large directed that the suppresser and the estates in Ireland, the question being ..."
3. Southern Writers: Biographical and Critical Studies by William Malone Baskervill (1897)
"The artist cannot be a suppresser of truth, or an ignorer of facts, and the omission of the negro, so curious and marked that it must have been of ..."
4. National Drug Control Policy: Interdiction Efforts in Florida and the edited by J. Dennis Hastert (2001)
"... of wine and a small arsenal of firearms (at least one of which had been defaced), a sound suppresser and ammunition as well as a pound of marijuana. ..."
5. The Centennial History of the Harvard Law School, 1817-1917 by Harvard Law School Association (1886- ) (1918)
"... and if by nature, as some indications suggested, subject to impulse, an habitual suppresser of impulse, always cautious, and therefore always exact. ..."