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v. slaked, slak·ing, slakes
a. To satisfy (a craving); quench: slaked her thirst.
b. Archaic To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate: slaking his anger.
2. To combine (lime) chemically with water or moist air.
To undergo a slaking process; crumble or disintegrate, as lime.

[Middle English slaken, to abate, from Old English slacian, from slæc, slack, sluggish; see slack1.]
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Adj.1.slaked - allayed; "his thirst quenched he was able to continue"
mitigated - made less severe or intense; "he gladly accepted the mitigated penalty"
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References in classic literature ?
He drank two-thirds of it himself; I think that he would have drunk it all had not his thirst been slaked; but when he had done he gave what was left to his mother, and she finished it.
Tarzan went to the brook first, and slaked his thirst.
When the wrath of the hater of the unrighteous was not slaked even in blood, and yet found favour?'
Having worked at Jarndyce and Jarndyce like a galley slave, I have slaked my thirst for the law and satisfied myself that I shouldn't like it.
But metaphor, however poetic, never slaked a dry throat.
"White quartzose sand," Paul rattled off, "sodic carbonate, slaked lime, cutlet, manganese peroxide--there you have it, the finest French plate glass, made by the great St.
I slaked my thirst at the brook, and then lying down, was overcome by sleep.
Here they eagerly slaked their thirst; but, this being allayed, the calls of hunger became equally importunate.
"In addition to bricks and cellular concrete blocks, the plant produces porous concrete, quicklime and slaked lime, as well as quartz sand," the source noted.
Between 2018 and 2023, total lime production is expected to top 380 million tons, according to CW Research's 2018 update of the Global Quicklime, Slaked Lime and Hydraulic Lime Market Report.
Add the slaked cornflour to the meat and return to the boil to cook out flour and thicken the gravy.
Thin slices of the nut, either natural or processed, may be mixed with a variety of substances including slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) and spices such as cardamom, coconut and saffron.