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Noun: quelling  kwe-ling
  1. Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    "the quelling of the rebellion";
    - suppression, crushing, stifling
Verb: quell  kwel
  1. Suppress or crush completely
    "quell any sign of dissent";
    - squelch, quench
     
  2. Overcome or allay
    "quell my hunger";
    - stay, appease

Derived forms: quellings

Type of: bar, conquer, curb, fill, fulfil [Brit, Cdn], fulfill [N. Amer], inhibit, meet, prevention, satisfy, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Encyclopedia: Quelling