Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun quelling

1 sense of quelling

Sense 1
suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling -- (forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent")
       => prevention, bar -- (the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb quell

2 senses of quell

Sense 1
squelch, quell, quench -- (suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Sense 2
quell, stay, appease -- (overcome or allay; "quell my hunger")
       => meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil -- (fill or meet a want or need)

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