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Definitionsuppress or stop completely
- As night approached, it proving impossible to quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment, Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician.Chapter 4 -- The Interview (2% in)
quell = stop or suppress
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