Quell

Noun

  • A subduing.
  • An emotion or sensation which rises suddenly.
  • A source, especially a spring.

Verb

  • (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 quell grief"

  • 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.]

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