squelcher


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squelch

 (skwĕlch)
v. squelched, squelch·ing, squelch·es
v.tr.
1. To subdue forcibly: squelch a revolt.
2. To inhibit or suppress: squelch a rumor; squelch one's anger.
3. Archaic To crush by trampling.
v.intr.
To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
n.
1. A squishing sound.
2. An electric circuit that cuts off a radio receiver when the signal is too weak for reception of anything but noise.

[Probably imitative.]

squelch′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squelcher - a crushing remark
derision - contemptuous laughter
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.squelcher - an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
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