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  1. oppression

    • IPA[əˈprɛʃn]

    英式

    • n.
      prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or exercise of authority;the state of being subject to oppressive treatment
    • noun: oppression, plural noun: oppressions

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or exercise of authority a region shattered by oppression and killing
    • the state of being subject to oppressive treatment a response to collective poverty and oppression
    • mental pressure or distress Beatrice's mood had initially been alarm and a sense of oppression
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    • IPA[əˈpreSH(ə)n]

    美式

    • n.
      prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control: a region shattered by oppression and killing

    Oxford American Dictionary