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quench

verb (v)

  • satisfy (thirst) (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: allay, assuage, slake
    Example:
    The cold water quenched his thirst.
    source: wordnet30
  • put out, as of fires, flames, or lights (verb.weather)
    Synonym: blow out, extinguish, snuff out
    Antonym: ignite, light
    Example:
    Quench the flames.
    source: wordnet30
  • electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • suppress or crush completely (verb.change)
    Synonym: quell, squelch
    Example:
    Quench a rebellion.
    source: wordnet30
  • reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid (verb.change)
    Example:
    Quench steel.
    source: wordnet30
  • To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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