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slake

 (slāk)
v. slaked, slak·ing, slakes
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
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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slake

(sleɪk)
vb
1. (tr) literary to satisfy (thirst, desire, etc)
2. (tr) poetic to cool or refresh
3. (Chemistry) Also: slack to undergo or cause to undergo the process in which lime reacts with water or moist air to produce calcium hydroxide
4. archaic to make or become less active or intense
[Old English slacian, from slæc slack1; related to Dutch slaken to diminish, Icelandic slaka]
ˈslakable, ˈslakeable adj
ˈslaker n
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slake

(sleɪk)

v. slaked, slak•ing. v.t.
1. to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying; quench.
2. to cool or refresh.
3. to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water.
v.i.
4. (of lime) to become slaked.
[before 1000; Middle English slaken, Old English slacian to slacken]
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slake


Past participle: slaked
Gerund: slaking

Imperative
slake
slake
Present
I slake
you slake
he/she/it slakes
we slake
you slake
they slake
Preterite
I slaked
you slaked
he/she/it slaked
we slaked
you slaked
they slaked
Present Continuous
I am slaking
you are slaking
he/she/it is slaking
we are slaking
you are slaking
they are slaking
Present Perfect
I have slaked
you have slaked
he/she/it has slaked
we have slaked
you have slaked
they have slaked
Past Continuous
I was slaking
you were slaking
he/she/it was slaking
we were slaking
you were slaking
they were slaking
Past Perfect
I had slaked
you had slaked
he/she/it had slaked
we had slaked
you had slaked
they had slaked
Future
I will slake
you will slake
he/she/it will slake
we will slake
you will slake
they will slake
Future Perfect
I will have slaked
you will have slaked
he/she/it will have slaked
we will have slaked
you will have slaked
they will have slaked
Future Continuous
I will be slaking
you will be slaking
he/she/it will be slaking
we will be slaking
you will be slaking
they will be slaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slaking
you have been slaking
he/she/it has been slaking
we have been slaking
you have been slaking
they have been slaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slaking
you will have been slaking
he/she/it will have been slaking
we will have been slaking
you will have been slaking
they will have been slaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slaking
you had been slaking
he/she/it had been slaking
we had been slaking
you had been slaking
they had been slaking
Conditional
I would slake
you would slake
he/she/it would slake
we would slake
you would slake
they would slake
Past Conditional
I would have slaked
you would have slaked
he/she/it would have slaked
we would have slaked
you would have slaked
they would have slaked
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slake

To mix cornflour or a similar ingredient with a cold liquid to make a thin paste before adding a hot liquid to cook the starch.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slake - satisfy (thirst)slake - satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill - fill or meet a want or need
2.slake - make less active or intense
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
3.slake - cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack lime"
hydrate - cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to; "hydrate your skin"
air-slake - alter by exposure to air with conversion at least in part to a carbonate; "air-slake lime"
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slake

verb satisfy, gratify, assuage, quench, satiate, sate They had to melt snow to slake their thirst.
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Translations

slake

[sleɪk] VT
1. [+ one's thirst] → apagar, aplacar
2. (Chem) [+ lime] → apagar
slaked limecal f muerta
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slake

[ˈsleɪk] vt
to slake one's thirst → étancher sa soif
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slake

vt
(liter: = quench) → stillen
limelöschen; slaked limegelöschter Kalk, Löschkalk m
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slake

[sleɪk] vt (liter) (one's thirst) → spegnere
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References in classic literature ?
Going round a hole where the workmen were slaking lime, he stood still with the architect and began talking rather warmly.
"Them careless imps, the Mohawks, with their Tuscarora and Onondaga brethren, have been here slaking their thirst," he muttered, "and the vagabonds have thrown away the gourd!
By and by he found a comfortable spot, and there he devoured his meal, slaking his thirst at the stream.
This segmentation trend is likely to subsist in the following years, with many quicklime buyers slaking the commodity individually for construction purposes, particularly in developing countries.
She checks off every box, from slaking and reclaiming clay to 12 types of handles.
calcium oxide and slaking this with water, forming slaked lime i.e.
Steve Clayton, head of equity research at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "Costa is busily slaking the nation's never-ending thirst for caffeine - think of it as an investment play on the UK's long-hours work culture.
This makes characterizing the slaking behavior in rocks using a single parameter extremely complex [14].
In laboratory experiments, slaking (breakdown of soil clods into smaller fragments on rapid wetting) of soil clods obtained from Btx horizons of two Fragiudalfs in the southern Mississippi Valley Silty Uplands occurred at significantly lower rates than clods obtained from Bt horizons of a Hapludalf [13].
I'm sure there are sound medical reasons for walking around like a wet, heavy sponge but there's also an alarming side effect: we are starting to forget the primal pleasure of slaking a good honest thirst.
Hence, the soils in which slaking resistance increased the most between days 56 and 174 were the stubbles with the greatest mineralisation of carbon (Clark et al.