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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 quell /ˈkwɛl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quell v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quelled p. pr. & vb. n. Quelling.]
 1. To die. [Obs.]
    Yet he did quake and quaver, like to quell.   --Spenser.
 2. To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate. [R.]
    Winter's wrath begins to quell.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quell, v. t.
 1. To take the life of; to kill. [Obs.]
    The ducks cried as [if] men would them quelle.   --Chaucer.
 2. To overpower; to subdue; to put down.
    The nation obeyed the call, rallied round the sovereign, and enabled him to quell the disaffected minority.   --Macaulay.
    Northward marching to quell the sudden revolt.   --Longfellow.
 3. To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul.
    Much did his words the gentle lady quell.   --Spenser.
 Syn: -- to subdue; crush; overpower; reduce; put down; repress; suppress; quiet; allay; calm; pacify.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quell, n. Murder. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent";
           "quench a rebellion" [syn: squelch, quench]
      2: overcome or allay; "quell my hunger" [syn: stay, appease]