Dictionary Results for quelling

1. quelling - noun

· forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

Synonym(s): suppression, crushing, stifling

Hypernym(s): prevention, bar

2. quell - verb

· suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"

Synonym(s): squelch, quench

Hypernym(s): suppress, stamp_down, subdue, conquer

3. quell - verb

· overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"

Synonym(s): stay, appease

Hypernym(s): fit, conform_to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil

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