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1. quell

verb. ['ˈkwɛl'] suppress or crush completely.

Synonyms

  • subdue
  • conquer
  • suppress
  • squelch
  • quench
  • inhibit
  • stamp down

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • consume
  • remember
  • increase

Etymology

  • Quelle (German)
  • quella (Old High German (ca. 750-1050))
  • cwellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Quell

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  • industrielle
  • aix-la-chapelle
  • marcantel
  • mademoiselle
  • sanmiguel
  • materiel
  • jeanmichele
  • esquivel
  • esquibel
  • clientele
  • carrasquel
  • carbonell
  • anfal
  • ransdell
  • quesnel
  • postrelle
  • personnel
  • nepl
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  • mirabel
  • lyondell
  • get-well
  • gabriele
  • futrell
  • frenzel
  • dantrell
  • cantrelle
  • cantrell
  • bracknell

Example sentences of the word quell


1. Noun, singular or mass
Soothing, anti-inflammatory shampoos quell allergic dermatitis, while anti-bacterial and anti-fungal shampoos inhibit the growth of harmful organisms.

2. Verb, base form
You can try a baking soda paste on itchy feet to relieve burning sensations and quell discomfort.

Quotes containing the word quell


1. Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.
- Nagarjuna

2. Finnick?"I say, "Maybe some pants?"He looks down at his legs as if noticing his outfit for the first time. Then he whips off his hospital gown leaving him in just his underwear. "Why? Do you find this"-- he strikes a ridiculously provocative pose -- "distracting?"I laugh. Boggs looks embarrassed and Finnick looks more like the guy I met at the Quarter Quell
- Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

2. quell

verb. ['ˈkwɛl'] overcome or allay.

Synonyms

  • fill
  • appease
  • meet
  • stay
  • fulfil
  • satisfy

Antonyms

  • ignite
  • heat
  • fall short of
  • empty

Etymology

  • Quelle (German)
  • quella (Old High German (ca. 750-1050))
  • cwellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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