Definition and Meanings for oppresses

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Oppresses is ranked 13,433 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of oppresses

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of oppresses

f. oppresser, ll. oppressare, fr. l. oppressus, p. p. of opprimere; ob (see ob-) + premere to press. see press

Meaning of oppresses


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to impose excessive burdens upon; to overload; hence, to treat with unjust rigor or with cruelty.
  • to ravish; to violate.
  • to put down; to crush out; to suppress.
  • 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.
  • No antonyms for oppresses

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