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squelch (skwɛltʃ)
1.  (intr) to walk laboriously through soft wet material or with wet shoes, making a sucking noise
2.  (intr) to make such a noise
3.  (tr) to crush completely; squash
4.  informal (tr) to silence, as by a crushing retort
5.  a squelching sound
6.  something that has been squelched
7.  electronics a circuit that cuts off the audio-frequency amplifier of a radio receiver in the absence of an input signal, in order to suppress background noise
8.  informal a crushing remark
[C17: of imitative origin]

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