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Wordnet 3.0


1. subdued or overcome;
- Example: "the quelled rebellion"
- Example: "an uprising quenched almost before it started"
- Example: "a squelched rumor"
[syn: quelled, quenched, squelched]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Squelch \Squelch\ (skw[e^]lch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squelched (skw[e^]lcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Squelching.] [Cf. Prov. E. quelch a blow, and quell to crush, to kill.] To quell; to crush; to silence or put down. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] If you deceive us you will be squelched. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]