Definitions for quench

Definitions for (verb) quench

Main entry: quench

Definition: cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid

Usage: quench steel

Main entry: quench

Definition: reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

Main entry: squelch, quell, quench

Definition: suppress or crush completely

Usage: squelch any sign of dissent; quench a rebellion

Main entry: allay, assuage, slake, quench

Definition: satisfy (thirst)

Usage: The cold water quenched his thirst

Main entry: quench

Definition: electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device

Main entry: quench, extinguish, blow out, snuff out

Definition: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

Usage: Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained; quench the flames; snuff out the candles

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