Definition and Meanings for oppressing

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

Part of Speech of oppressing

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

Etymology of oppressing

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

Meaning of oppressing


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 oppressing

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