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Definition of quell:

  1. Murder.
  2. To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate.
  3. To die.
  4. To overpower; to subdue; to put down.
  5. To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul.
  6. To take the life of; to kill.

Synonyms:

remain, quash, extinguish, squeeze, gentle, stick around, slosh, splash, squelch, splosh, reduce, gruntle, quench, choke off, put the lid on, mash, suppress, continue, appease, blow out, rest, ride out, check, silence, stay put, slop, squash, squish, stay on, detain, abide, put down, lenify, slake, last out, bide, stick, outride, stay, stop, persist, snuff out, propitiate, delay.

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