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1. To suppress something; such as, a rebellion or political protest completely by means of force.
2. Etymology: "to make void, to annul, to crush", from about 1330, from Old French quasser, "to break, to smash"; from Latin quassare, "to shatter"; from quatere, "to shake".

The meaning of "suppress" is from Medieval Latin (Latin as written and spoken about 700 to about 1500) quassare, "to make null and void"; from Latin cassus, "empty, void".

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