Adjective "Quelling" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Quelling


    Definition:

    1. to suppress; put an end to; extinguish: The troops quelled the rebellion quickly.

    2. to vanquish; subdue.

    3. to quiet or allay (emotions, anxieties, etc.): The child's mother quelled his fears of the thunder.

    Origin:
    quell

    Examples:

    "fears can be quelling."