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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.
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Other subjects studied include analysis of hammering deformation processes by the dynamic explicit finite element method, hot stamping processing experiments with quenchable boron steel, macrokinetics hierarchies of states at dynamic superplasticity, simulation of internal stress in injection molded parts, and numerical computation of a linear friction welding process.
Those blends that are quenchable into glassy state are quite suited for processes that utilize rubbery state temperature zone between [T.