verb (used with object)
- quellung reaction,
Origin of quell
Examples from the Web for queller
In the time since, Queller quit her coveted job as a writer/producer for Gossip Girl to focus on getting pregnant.
Many have tried to do that, and it took several days to separate the two and tell which was mad dog and which was queller.Remarks|Bill Nye
Jeff Milton the whole man as well as the queller of bad men.Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest|J. Frank Dobie
Word Origin for quell
Old English cwellere "killer," agent noun from cwellan (see quell).
Old English cwellan "to kill, murder, execute," from Proto-Germanic *kwaljanan (cf. Old English cwelan "to die," cwalu "violent death;" Old Saxon quellian "to torture, kill;" Old Norse kvelja "to torment;" Middle Dutch quelen "to vex, tease, torment;" Old High German quellan "to suffer pain," German quälen "to torment, torture"), from PIE *gwele- "to throw, reach," with extended sense of "to pierce" (cf. Armenian kelem "I torture;" Old Church Slavonic zali "pain;" Lithuanian galas "end," gela "agony," gelati "to sting"). Milder sense of "suppress, extinguish" developed by c.1300. Related: Quelled; quelling.