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quench

 (kwĕnch)
tr.v. quenched, quench·ing, quench·es
1. To put out (a fire, for example); extinguish.
2. To suppress; squelch: The disapproval of my colleagues quenched my enthusiasm for the plan.
3. To slake; satisfy: Mineral water quenched our thirst.
4. To cool (hot metal) by thrusting into water or other liquid.

[Middle English quenchen, from Old English -cwencan (in ācwencan, to quench).]

quench′a·ble adj.
quench′er n.
quench′less adj.

quench

(kwɛntʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to satisfy (one's thirst, desires, etc); slake
2. to put out (a fire, flame, etc); extinguish
3. to put down or quell; suppress: to quench a rebellion.
4. (Metallurgy) to cool (hot metal) by plunging it into cold water
5. (General Physics) physics to reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
6. (Electronics) electronics
a. to suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit
b. to suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
[Old English ācwencan to extinguish; related to Old Frisian quinka to vanish]
ˈquenchable adj
ˈquencher n
ˈquenching n
ˈquenchless adj
ˈquenchlessly adv

quench

(kwɛntʃ)

v.t.
1. to satisfy; allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).
2. to put out; extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).
3. to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.
4. to overcome; quell.
[1150–1200; Middle English quenchen, earlier cwenken; compare Old English -cwencan in ācwencan to quench]
quench′a•ble, adj.
quench′er, n.

quench


Past participle: quenched
Gerund: quenching

Imperative
quench
quench
Present
I quench
you quench
he/she/it quenches
we quench
you quench
they quench
Preterite
I quenched
you quenched
he/she/it quenched
we quenched
you quenched
they quenched
Present Continuous
I am quenching
you are quenching
he/she/it is quenching
we are quenching
you are quenching
they are quenching
Present Perfect
I have quenched
you have quenched
he/she/it has quenched
we have quenched
you have quenched
they have quenched
Past Continuous
I was quenching
you were quenching
he/she/it was quenching
we were quenching
you were quenching
they were quenching
Past Perfect
I had quenched
you had quenched
he/she/it had quenched
we had quenched
you had quenched
they had quenched
Future
I will quench
you will quench
he/she/it will quench
we will quench
you will quench
they will quench
Future Perfect
I will have quenched
you will have quenched
he/she/it will have quenched
we will have quenched
you will have quenched
they will have quenched
Future Continuous
I will be quenching
you will be quenching
he/she/it will be quenching
we will be quenching
you will be quenching
they will be quenching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quenching
you have been quenching
he/she/it has been quenching
we have been quenching
you have been quenching
they have been quenching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quenching
you will have been quenching
he/she/it will have been quenching
we will have been quenching
you will have been quenching
they will have been quenching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quenching
you had been quenching
he/she/it had been quenching
we had been quenching
you had been quenching
they had been quenching
Conditional
I would quench
you would quench
he/she/it would quench
we would quench
you would quench
they would quench
Past Conditional
I would have quenched
you would have quenched
he/she/it would have quenched
we would have quenched
you would have quenched
they would have quenched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.quench - satisfy (thirst)quench - satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill - fill or meet a want or need
2.quench - put out, as of fires, flames, or lightsquench - put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
stub - extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigarette now"
douse, put out - put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights"
black out - obliterate or extinguish; "Some life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived"
3.quench - electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
bottle up, suppress, inhibit - control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
4.quench - suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
5.quench - reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
6.quench - cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid; "quench steel"
cool, cool down, chill - make cool or cooler; "Chill the food"

quench

verb
1. satisfy, appease, allay, satiate, slake, sate He stopped to quench his thirst at a stream.
2. put out, extinguish, douse, end, check, destroy, crush, suppress, stifle, smother, snuff out, squelch Fire crews struggled to quench the fire.

quench

verb
1. To cause to stop burning or giving light:
2. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:
Informal: sit on (or upon).
3. To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight:
Translations
يُطْفِئ النّاريُطْفِئ ظَمأ
uhasit
slukke
elolt
slökkvasvala, sefa
apdzēstdzesētdzēst
hasiť

quench

[kwentʃ] VT [+ flames, thirst] → apagar; [+ hope] → matar, sofocar; [+ desire] → satisfacer; [+ enthusiasm, passion] → enfriar

quench

[ˈkwɛntʃ] vt
[+ flames] → éteindre
to quench one's thirst → se désaltérer

quench

vt flames, fire, thirstlöschen; (liter) desirestillen; enthusiasmdämpfen

quench

[kwɛntʃ] vt (thirst) → togliere, levare; (flames) → spegnere
to quench one's thirst → dissetarsi

quench

(kwentʃ) verb
1. to drink enough to take away (one's thirst). I had a glass of lemonade to quench my thirst.
2. to put out (a fire). The firemen were unable to quench the fire.

quench

v. extinguir, apagar; [thirst] saciar.
References in classic literature ?
Even such we find it now; and any old woman of the neighborhood will certify that it is productive of intestinal mischief to those who quench their thirst there.
A few hours longer and the deep, mysterious ocean will quench and hide for ever the symbol which ye have caused to burn on her bosom
Yes, I would find King Arthur's Round Table once more--I had already found it several times--and use it for a base of departure on an exploring tour for my bed; if I could find my bed I could then find my water pitcher; I would quench my raging thirst and turn in.
When she asked a third time for permission to quench it at the common fountain Miss Dearborn nodded "yes," but lifted her eyebrows unpleasantly as Rebecca neared the desk.
The altitude of the gallows that would turn to water and quench it, no functionary, by any stretch of mathematics, was able to calculate successfully.
So I hasten to add that the mood was one of brief duration, and that no cold-water arguments were able to quench the fire which those eyes had set aflame within me, no daylight philosophy had any power to dispel the dream of a face which was now my most precious possession, as I once more took up my stick and listlessly pursued my way to Yellowsands.
Be sure they will, said th' Angel; but from Heav'n Hee to his own a Comforter will send, The promise of the Father, who shall dwell His Spirit within them, and the Law of Faith Working through love, upon thir hearts shall write, To guide them in all truth, and also arme With spiritual Armour, able to resist SATANS assaults, and quench his fierie darts What Man can do against them, not affraid, Though to the death, against such cruelties With inward consolations recompenc't, And oft supported so as shall amaze Thir proudest persecuters: for the Spirit Powrd first on his Apostles, whom he sends To evangelize the Nations, then on all Baptiz'd, shall them with wondrous gifts endue To speak all Tongues, and do all Miracles, As did thir Lord before them.
Thou wouldst quench the pure light of chivalry, which alone distinguishes the noble from the base, the gentle knight from the churl and the savage; which rates our life far, far beneath the pitch of our honour; raises us victorious over pain, toil, and suffering, and teaches us to fear no, evil but disgrace.
The heat I had contracted by coming very near the flames, and by labouring to quench them, made the wine begin to operate by urine; which I voided in such a quantity, and applied so well to the proper places, that in three minutes the fire was wholly extinguished, and the rest of that noble pile, which had cost so many ages in erecting, preserved from destruction.
It cannot be, senor, but that this grass is a proof that there must be hard by some spring or brook to give it moisture, so it would be well to move a little farther on, that we may find some place where we may quench this terrible thirst that plagues us, which beyond a doubt is more distressing than hunger.
It was not far from the foot--bridge where they had fought their memorable battle; and by common impulse they directed their steps to the brook to quench their thirst and rest them in the cool bushes.
I saw also the dreadful fate of Tantalus, who stood in a lake that reached his chin; he was dying to quench his thirst, but could never reach the water, for whenever the poor creature stooped to drink, it dried up and vanished, so that there was nothing but dry ground--parched by the spite of heaven.