Definition of Quench

1. Verb. Satisfy (thirst). "The cold water quenched his thirst"

Exact synonyms: Allay, Assuage, Slake
Entails: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fulfil, Fulfill, Meet, Satisfy



2. Verb. Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights. "Snuff out the candles"
Exact synonyms: Blow Out, Extinguish, Snuff Out
Specialized synonyms: Stub, Douse, Put Out, Black Out
Derivative terms: Extinction, Extinguisher, Extinguishing, Quenching
Antonyms: Ignite

3. Verb. Electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device.
Generic synonyms: Bottle Up, Inhibit, Suppress

4. Verb. Suppress or crush completely. "Quench a rebellion"
Exact synonyms: Quell, Squelch
Generic synonyms: Conquer, Curb, Inhibit, Stamp Down, Subdue, Suppress
Derivative terms: Quelling, Squelch, Squelcher, Squelcher

5. Verb. Reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance.
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Bring Down, Cut, Cut Back, Cut Down, Reduce, Trim, Trim Back, Trim Down

6. Verb. Cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid. "Quench steel"
Generic synonyms: Chill, Cool, Cool Down

Definition of Quench

1. v. t. To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.

2. v. i. To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.

Definition of Quench

1. Verb. (transitive) To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To extinguish or put out (as a fire or light.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cool rapidly by dipping into a bath of coolant, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron. ¹

4. Noun. (physics) The abnormal termination of operation of a superconducting magnet, occurring when part of the superconducting coil enters the normal (resistive) state. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quench

1. to put out or extinguish [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Quench

1. 1. To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc. "Ere our blood shall quench that fire." (Shak) "The supposition of the lady's death Will quench the wonder of her infamy." (Shak) 2. To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering. Synonym: To extinguish, still, stifle, allay, cool, check. Origin: OE. Quenchen, AS. Cwencan in acwencan, to extinguish utterly, causative of cwincan, acwincan, to decrease, disappear; cf. AS. Cwinan, acwinan, to waste or dwindle away. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quench

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queme
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quemful
queming
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quench (current term)
quenchable
quenchant
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quencher
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quenchless
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Literary usage of Quench

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Manufacture and Properties of Iron and Steel by Harry Huse Campbell (1903)
"The quench-test.—In these specifications there is nothing said about a ... Moreover, the quench-test depends very much upon slight differences in the ..."

2. The Manufacture and Properties of Iron and Steel by Harry Huse Campbell (1903)
"The quench-test.—In these specifications there is nothing said about a ... Moreover, the quench-test depends very much upon slight differences in the ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"AND AUTOMATIC quench DETERMINATION. ALL IN OUR LIQUID SCINTILLATION SYSTEMS. We offer as examples: (1) our Mark II™ system for 300-sample, cooled, ..."

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