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  • adjective Something that has been squelched
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of squelch.

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  • adjective subdued or overcome


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  • This has to be one of the longest one-syllable, commonly used words. In English.

    On Tuesdays.

    January 4, 2008

  • It's fun to say repeatedly, too. Squelched. Squelched. Squelched.

    January 4, 2008

  • Speaking of which, I need a colourful bit of onomatopoeia for a foot squelching in mud. Squelch is not bad but in the name of mud I am prepared to countenance suggestions.

    January 4, 2008

  • I seem to recall having a conversation with someone about just this sort of thing... was it on the sphagnum page? No, that wasn't it. It involved the word sphagnum though... I remember talking to yarb a bit about how I never knew sphagnum actually squelched, since I've only ever seen it in stores among supplies for people who enjoy potted plants.

    January 4, 2008

  • It's on your Creative Onomatopoeia list page, c_b. :-)

    *still trying to come up with something other than "squelch"*

    January 4, 2008