Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Op*pres"sion (?), n. [F., fr. L. oppressio.]
1. The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.
2. That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny. The multitude of oppressions."
Job xxxv. 9.
3. A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.
There gentlee Sleep
First found me, and with soft oppression seized
My drowsed sense.
4. Ravishment; rape. [Obs.]