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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 ?
Such thoughts as these are apt to grow stronger and stronger as daylight quenches the candles and the birds begin to sing.
It is an abominable drink, unworthy of a man who quenches his thirst at the Hippocrene fountain -- is not it so you call your fountain, you poets?
of all tortures That torture the worst Has abated -- the terrible Torture of thirst For the naphthaline river Of Passion accurst: -- I have drank of a water That quenches all thirst: --

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