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Definition of quell (Meaning of quell)
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Quell Quell, n.
	     Murder. [Obs.] --Shak.
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	  Quell Quell, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quelled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
	     {Quelling}.] [See {Quail} to cower.]
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	     1. To die. [Obs.]
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	              Yet he did quake and quaver, like to quell.
	                                                    --Spenser.
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	     2. To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate. [R.]
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	              Winter's wrath begins to quell.       --Spenser.
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	  Quell Quell, v. t. [OE. quellen to kill, AS. cwellan,
	     causative of cwelan to die; akin to OHG. quellen to torment,
	     Icel. kvelja. See {Quail} to cower.]
	     1. To take the life of; to kill. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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	              The ducks cried as [if] men would them quelle.
	                                                    --Chaucer.
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	     2. To overpower; to subdue; to put down.
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	              The nation obeyed the call, rallied round the
	              sovereign, and enabled him to quell the disaffected
	              minority.                             --Macaulay.
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	              Northward marching to quell the sudden revolt.
	                                                    --Longfellow.
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	     3. To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease;
	        as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul.
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	              Much did his words the gentle lady quell. --Spenser.
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	     Syn: to subdue; crush; overpower; reduce; put down; repress;
	          suppress; quiet; allay; calm; pacify.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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