quelling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

quelling

  1. present participle of quell

Noun[edit]

quelling ‎(plural quellings)

  1. The act by which something is quelled.
    • Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
      There is a snaky gleam in her hard grey eye, as of anticipated rounds of buttered toast, relays of hot chops, worryings and quellings of young children, sharp snappings at poor Berry, and all the other delights of her Ogress's castle.

Adjective[edit]

quelling ‎(comparative more quelling, superlative most quelling)

  1. causing something to quell or be quelled