- A subduing.
- An emotion or sensation which rises suddenly.
- A source, especially a spring.
- (obsolete, transitive) To kill. [9th-19th c.]
- (transitive) To suppress, to put an end to (something); to extinguish. [from 14th c.]
"to quell the tumult of the soul"
- To die.
- (transitive) To subdue, to put down; to silence or force (someone) to submit. [from 10th c.]
- (obsolete, intransitive) To be subdued or abated; to diminish. [16th-17th c.]
"to quell grief"