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    crushing - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crushing

    (noun) forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    Synonyms : quelling , stifling , suppression
    Example Sentence
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
    (adj) physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination
    Synonyms : devastating
    Example Sentence
    • a crushing blow
    • a crushing rejection
    • bone-crushing
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