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Definition of Squelch

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squash, trample, crush; suppress, silence; make wet splashing sounds (as when walking through mud)
squelching sound, splashing sounds (as when walking through mud), squish, wet splashing noise, gurgling sucking sound
Squelch Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
Control on a radio microphone receiver for fine-tuning the reception according to the surroundings.
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Squelch Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To quell; to crush; to silence or put down.
  
(n.)
A heavy fall, as of something flat; hence, also, a crushing reply.
  
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squelch
\squelch\ (?), v. i. [perh. imitative. cf. squelch.] to make a sound like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; to make a kind of swashing sound; also, to move with such a sound. he turned and strode to the fire, his boots squelching as he walked. l. ford. a crazy old collier squelching along under squared yards. c. russell.
squelch
\squelch\, n. a heavy fall, as of something flat; hence, also, a crushing reply. [colloq.]
squelch
\squelch\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. squelched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. squelching.] [cf. prov. e. quelch a blow, and quel to crush, to kill.] to quell; to crush; to silence or put down. [colloq.] oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched. & fl. if you deceive us you will be squelched. arlyle.
squelch
n
1. (informal) a crushing remark [syn: put-down, squelcher, takedown]


2. an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise [syn: squelch circuit, squelcher]
v 1: suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion" [syn: quell, quench]
2: make a sucking sound


3. walk through mud or mire; "we had to splosh across the wet meadow" [syn: squish, splash, splosh, slosh, slop]


4. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon" [syn: squash, crush, mash, squeeze]




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 squelch circuit 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a crushing remark
(synonym) put-down, squelcher, takedown
(hypernym) derision
(derivation) quell, quench
(classification) colloquialism
2. an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
(synonym) squelch circuit, squelcher
(hypernym) circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit

Verb
1. suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
(synonym) quell, quench
(hypernym) suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb
(derivation) put-down, squelcher, takedown
2. make a sucking sound
(hypernym) sound, go
3. walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"
(synonym) squish, splash, splosh, slosh, slop
(hypernym) slog, footslog, plod, trudge, pad, tramp
4. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
(synonym) squash, crush, mash, squeeze
(hypernym) press
(hyponym) wring
Squelch Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
A circuit function that acts to suppress the audio output of a receiver. [NTIA] (188 ) Note: The squelch function is activated in the absence of a sufficiently strong desired input signal, in order to exclude undesired lower-power input signals that may be present at or near the frequency of the desired signal. Contrast with noise suppression.
RF Electronics
A receiver circuit designed to mute (squelch) the audio output when the received signal is too weak to provide acceptable audio or, in some cases, when the wrong signal is being received. See also Noise Squelch, Signal Level Squelch, Tone Coded Squelch.
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Squelch
Squelch Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Not to be confused with Attenuator (electronics)
In telecommunications, squelch is a circuit function that acts to suppress the audio (or video) output of a receiver in the absence of a sufficiently strong desired input signal. Squelch is widely used in two-way radios to suppress the annoying sound of channel noise when the radio is not receiving a transmission.

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