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quelch

v.

1650s, shortening of squelch, perhaps influenced by quench. Related: Quelched; quelching.

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Related Words for quelch

inhibit, subdue, suppress, crush, quell, quash, restrain, muffle, squelch, subjugate, stifle, thwart, squash, repress, smother, extinguish, oppress, suffocate, gag, kill

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