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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.
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"


[ˈkwentʃlɪs] ADJinapagable


adj (liter) flamesunlöschbar; curiosityunstillbar
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Those undulant silver lines are thermal currents, sweat-dank fumes risen from glove linings, the scarred man's life spilling out of them, leaking quenchlessly above.