Definitions for quellkwɛl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to suppress; subdue; crush:

    to quell an uprising.

  2. to quiet; allay:

    to quell a child's fear of thunder.

Origin of quell:

bef. 900; ME; OE cwellan to kill; akin to G quӓlen to vex, ON kvelja to torment; cf. kill1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. squelch, quell, quench(verb)

    suppress or crush completely

    "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"

  2. quell, stay, appease(verb)

    overcome or allay

    "quell my hunger"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quell(verb)

    to die

  2. Quell(verb)

    to be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate

  3. Quell(verb)

    to take the life of; to kill

  4. Quell(verb)

    to overpower; to subdue; to put down

  5. Quell(verb)

    to quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul

  6. Quell(noun)


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to put an end to (a rebellion etc) by force.

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