1. [syn: quelled, quenched, squelched]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Quell \Quell\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quelled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Quelling.] [See Quail to cower.]
1. To die. [Obs.]
Yet he did quake and quaver, like to quell.
2. To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate. [R.]
Winter's wrath begins to quell. --Spenser.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: subdued or overcome; "the quelled rebellion"; "an
uprising quenched almost before it started"; "a squelched
rumor" [syn: quelled, quenched, squelched]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
39 Moby Thesaurus words for "quelled":
broken, brought low, chastened, conquered, constrained, controlled,
crushed, domesticated, felled, flattened, housebroke, housebroken,
humbled, humiliated, hushed, in control, in hand, limited,
made to grovel, mastered, put down, quashed, reduced, repressed,
restrained, smashed, smothered, softened, squashed, squelched,
stable, stifled, subdued, subjugated, suffocated, suppressed,
tamed, tempered, vanquished