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quelch (third-person singular simple present quelches, present participle quelching, simple past and past participle quelched)

  1. (transitive) To squelch; to eliminate.
    • 2013, Col. John H. Roush, Jr., World War II Reminiscences (page 450)
      We are proud to have had a part in quelching the evil ideologies that brought so much suffering to mankind.
  2. (dialect, intransitive) To make a squelching sound.