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slake

 (slāk)
v. slaked, slak·ing, slakes
v.tr.
1.
a. To satisfy (a craving); quench: slaked her thirst.
b. Archaic To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate: slaking his anger.
2. To combine (lime) chemically with water or moist air.
v.intr.
To undergo a slaking process; crumble or disintegrate, as lime.

[Middle English slaken, to abate, from Old English slacian, from slæc, slack, sluggish; see slack1.]

slake

(sleɪk)
vb
1. (tr) literary to satisfy (thirst, desire, etc)
2. (tr) poetic to cool or refresh
3. (Chemistry) Also: slack to undergo or cause to undergo the process in which lime reacts with water or moist air to produce calcium hydroxide
4. archaic to make or become less active or intense
[Old English slacian, from slæc slack1; related to Dutch slaken to diminish, Icelandic slaka]
ˈslakable, ˈslakeable adj
ˈslaker n

slake

(sleɪk)

v. slaked, slak•ing. v.t.
1. to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying; quench.
2. to cool or refresh.
3. to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water.
v.i.
4. (of lime) to become slaked.
[before 1000; Middle English slaken, Old English slacian to slacken]

slake


Past participle: slaked
Gerund: slaking

Imperative
slake
slake
Present
I slake
you slake
he/she/it slakes
we slake
you slake
they slake
Preterite
I slaked
you slaked
he/she/it slaked
we slaked
you slaked
they slaked
Present Continuous
I am slaking
you are slaking
he/she/it is slaking
we are slaking
you are slaking
they are slaking
Present Perfect
I have slaked
you have slaked
he/she/it has slaked
we have slaked
you have slaked
they have slaked
Past Continuous
I was slaking
you were slaking
he/she/it was slaking
we were slaking
you were slaking
they were slaking
Past Perfect
I had slaked
you had slaked
he/she/it had slaked
we had slaked
you had slaked
they had slaked
Future
I will slake
you will slake
he/she/it will slake
we will slake
you will slake
they will slake
Future Perfect
I will have slaked
you will have slaked
he/she/it will have slaked
we will have slaked
you will have slaked
they will have slaked
Future Continuous
I will be slaking
you will be slaking
he/she/it will be slaking
we will be slaking
you will be slaking
they will be slaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slaking
you have been slaking
he/she/it has been slaking
we have been slaking
you have been slaking
they have been slaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slaking
you will have been slaking
he/she/it will have been slaking
we will have been slaking
you will have been slaking
they will have been slaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slaking
you had been slaking
he/she/it had been slaking
we had been slaking
you had been slaking
they had been slaking
Conditional
I would slake
you would slake
he/she/it would slake
we would slake
you would slake
they would slake
Past Conditional
I would have slaked
you would have slaked
he/she/it would have slaked
we would have slaked
you would have slaked
they would have slaked

slake

To mix cornflour or a similar ingredient with a cold liquid to make a thin paste before adding a hot liquid to cook the starch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slake - satisfy (thirst)slake - satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill - fill or meet a want or need
2.slake - make less active or intense
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
3.slake - cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack lime"
hydrate - cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to; "hydrate your skin"
air-slake - alter by exposure to air with conversion at least in part to a carbonate; "air-slake lime"

slake

verb satisfy, gratify, assuage, quench, satiate, sate They had to melt snow to slake their thirst.
Translations

slake

[sleɪk] VT
1. [+ one's thirst] → apagar, aplacar
2. (Chem) [+ lime] → apagar
slaked limecal f muerta

slake

[ˈsleɪk] vt
to slake one's thirst → étancher sa soif

slake

vt
(liter: = quench) → stillen
limelöschen; slaked limegelöschter Kalk, Löschkalk m

slake

[sleɪk] vt (liter) (one's thirst) → spegnere
References in classic literature ?
What an unspeakable luxury it was to slake that thirst with the pure and limpid ice-water of the glacier
Lovely girls; bright women, brown-haired, black-haired, and grey; youths; stalwart men and old; gentle born and peasant born; all red wine for La Guillotine, all daily brought into light from the dark cellars of the loathsome prisons, and carried to her through the streets to slake her devouring thirst.
Occasionally Akut brought him juicy fruits which helped to slake his thirst and allay his fever, and little by little his powerful constitution overcame the effects of the spear thrusts.
Only my disinclination to leave Weena, and a persuasion that if I began to slake my thirst for murder my Time Machine might suffer, restrained me from going straight down the gallery and killing the brutes I heard.
My first act on coming to this water was, of course, to slake my thirst.
The cart was returning empty to Paris, and the two lackeys had agreed, for their transport, to slake the wagoner's thirst along the route.
On the following morning, the horses were turned loose at the peep of day; to slake their thirst, if possible, from the dew collected on the sparse grass, here and there springing up among dry sand-banks.
So, presently, he said aloud, "O holy father, wilt thou not take a good pot of March beer to slake thy thirsty soul withal?
The other Growleywogs were not slow to follow suit, and even before they had finished drinking the Chief of the Whimsies and his people came to push them away, while they one and all cast off their false heads that they might slake their thirst at the fountain.
I saw him once in a towering rage because one of his herdsmen had permitted a travel-heated Asian to slake his thirst at the horse-trough in front of the saloon end of Jo.
Nor did he give the wounded bull opportunity to slake his burning thirst in the slender trickling streams they crossed.
As the mulberry man said this, he turned his glass upside down, by way of reminding his companion that he had nothing left wherewith to slake his thirst.