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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slaked - allayed; "his thirst quenched he was able to continue"
mitigated - made less severe or intense; "he gladly accepted the mitigated penalty"
References in classic literature ?
Here they eagerly slaked their thirst; but, this being allayed, the calls of hunger became equally importunate.
I slaked my thirst at the brook, and then lying down, was overcome by sleep.
Tarzan went to the brook first, and slaked his thirst.
When the wrath of the hater of the unrighteous was not slaked even in blood, and yet found favour?
Having worked at Jarndyce and Jarndyce like a galley slave, I have slaked my thirst for the law and satisfied myself that I shouldn't like it.
But metaphor, however poetic, never slaked a dry throat.
White quartzose sand," Paul rattled off, "sodic carbonate, slaked lime, cutlet, manganese peroxide--there you have it, the finest French plate glass, made by the great St.
Contract award notice: Supply of slaked lime for the drinking water treatment unit
Thin slices of the nut, either natural or processed, may be mixed with a variety of substances including slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) and spices such as cardamom, coconut and saffron.
Thin slices of the nut, either natural or processed, are be mixed with a variety of substances including slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) and spices such as cardamom, coconut and saffron.
Tennants traces its origins back to the late 1700's when the founder, Charles Tennant, the son of a farmer and apprenticed as a Weaver, invented bleaching powder by passing chlorine gas over slaked lime.
calcium oxide and slaking this with water, forming slaked lime i.