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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quenchless - impossible to quenchquenchless - impossible to quench; "unquenchable thirst"
insatiable, insatiate, unsatiable - impossible to satisfy; "an insatiate appetite"; "an insatiable demand for old buildings to restore"; "his passion for work was unsatiable"
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[ˈkwentʃlɪs] ADJinapagable
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adj (liter) flamesunlöschbar; curiosityunstillbar
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References in classic literature ?
I am little better than a devil at this moment; and, as my pastor there would tell me, deserve no doubt the sternest judgments of God, even to the quenchless fire and deathless worm.
There is also a tradition that, as the youthful pair departed, the gem was loosened from the forehead of the cliff, and fell into the enchanted lake, and that, at noontide, the Seeker's form may still be seen to bend over its quenchless gleam.
A wild, mystical, sympathetical feeling was in me; Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine.
In Father Abraham, he unhesitantly jumps into the herd of spotted ponies: "[w]ith his quenchless faith in his invulnerability [he] rushed without haste among them and efficiently cut out the wall-eyed one and drove it into the fence corner" (39).
The fire of her sin burned itself to ashes years ago; the fire of her remorse burns today in her heart with a quenchless flame." (390)
"His eye drops fire, no water thence proceeds" (1552), we read, when he convinces Priam to admit the horse, and "Those round clear pearls of his that move thy pity / Are balls of quenchless fire to burn thy city" (1553-54).
Oh, what quenchless feud is this, that Time hath with the sons of Men!
The usual bill of fare included stews of mutton with rice, beef roasted in delicious cubes, beef shredded and stewed with the quenchless but delightful chile, frijoles (the brown beans of the Southwest) cooked as only a Mexican can cook them; white and graham bread of home-made flour not robbed of its nutrition by roller processes, and baked in little "shortened" cakes called galletitas; wine, perfect coffee, and canned fruits.