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quell

verb

Definition of QUELL

1
to put a stop to (something) by the use of force <the National Guard was called in to help quell the late-night disturbances downtown>
Phrases sit on
2
to stop the noise or speech of <the principal held up her hand to quell the students so they could hear the urgent announcement>
Near Antonyms agitate, stir

March 30, 2015
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