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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).]
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|Adj.||1.||quenched - allayed; "his thirst quenched he was able to continue"|
mitigated - made less severe or intense; "he gladly accepted the mitigated penalty"
|2.||quenched - subdued or overcome; "the quelled rebellion"; "an uprising quenched almost before it started"; "a squelched rumor"|
suppressed - kept from public knowledge by various means;
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