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.
adj : subdued or overcome; "the quelled rebellion"; "an uprising
quenched almost before it started"; "a squelched rumor"
[syn: quenched, squelched]