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Meaning & Definition of Quench in English

English

Quench

/kwɛnʧ/

verb

1. Satisfy (thirst)

  • "The cold water quenched his thirst"
    synonym:
  • quench
  • ,
  • slake
  • ,
  • allay
  • ,
  • assuage

2. Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

  • "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"
  • "Quench the flames"
  • "Snuff out the candles"
    synonym:
  • snuff out
  • ,
  • blow out
  • ,
  • extinguish
  • ,
  • quench

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

    synonym:
  • quench

4. Suppress or crush completely

  • "Squelch any sign of dissent"
  • "Quench a rebellion"
    synonym:
  • squelch
  • ,
  • quell
  • ,
  • quench

5. Reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

    synonym:
  • quench

6. Cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid

  • "Quench steel"
    synonym:
  • quench