suppress(redirected from suppressant)
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To stop something or someone; to prevent, prohibit, or subdue.
To suppress evidence is to keep it from being admitted at trial by showing either that it was illegally obtained or that it is irrelevant.
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Associated concepts: motion to suppress evidence
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