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v. squelched, squelch·ing, squelch·es
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.
To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
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.
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|Adj.||1.||squelched - subdued or overcome; "the quelled rebellion"; "an uprising quenched almost before it started"; "a squelched rumor"|
suppressed - kept from public knowledge by various means;
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