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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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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:
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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
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quench

[ˈkwɛntʃ] vt
[+ flames] → éteindre
to quench one's thirst → se désaltérer
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quench

vt flames, fire, thirstlöschen; (liter) desirestillen; enthusiasmdämpfen
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quench

[kwɛntʃ] vt (thirst) → togliere, levare; (flames) → spegnere
to quench one's thirst → dissetarsi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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quench

v. extinguir, apagar; [thirst] saciar.
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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: --
In this paper, we will only discuss quenches of this kind.
Study of global quenches was initiated in [1] using boundary conformal field theory techniques of [6].
Thus quantum quenches in such CFTs correspond to classical time evolution of the semi-classical theory of gravity.
It is found that as soon as the time t approaches [T.sup.*.sub.[pi]] [approximately equal to] 0.792907811312324, u quenches and [u.sub.t] blows up simultaneously.
Magnet quenches aren't expected often during the lifetime of ITER, but it is necessary to plan for them.
We say that the solution u of (6)-(8) quenches in a finite time if there exists a finite time [T.sub.q] such that [[parallel]u(*,t)[parallel].sub.inf] = [min.sub.0][less than or equal to]x[less than or equal to]1] u(x,t).
In particular in [5], under the conditions given in (4)-(5), Deng and Xu have shown that the solution of (1)-(3) quenches in a finite time at the point x = 1 and have estimated its quenching time.
When [T.sup.h.sub.q] is finite, we say that the solution [U.sub.h] (t) quenches in a finite time and the time [T.sup.h.sub.q] is called the semidiscrete quenching time of [U.sub.h](t).
Christina Baird quenches the plants at the Hayhurst Valley Organic Nursery stand.

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