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meaning: restrain, press down

抑圧 == yokuatsu == (noun) check, restraint, oppression, suppression
抑留 == yokuryuu == (noun that can use する to act as a verb) internment, detainment, detention

Originally a pictograph of a hand pressing down on a bending person: thus, current meanings of 'suppression', 'oppression', 'restrain', and so forth. Left radical is one of the versions of the 'hand' radical. Henshall suggests taking the right element as 'bending person', and the middle element as reinforcing the symbolism of 'bending', and as a mnemonic: 'Hand presses down on person until doubly bent.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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