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quench

quench

 
pronunciation:
kwench
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: quenched, quenches, quenching
definition 1: to satisfy (a desire such as thirst).
The cold water quenched my thirst.
synonyms:
sate, satiate, satisfy, slake
similar words:
allay, alleviate, appease, assuage, surfeit
definition 2: to extinguish or put out (a fire).
The terrifying blaze was not easily quenched.
synonyms:
extinguish, slake
similar words:
dampen, douse, drench, smother, snuff
definition 3: to suppress or overcome.
Her coldness quenched his ardor.
synonyms:
dampen, extinguish, suppress
similar words:
conquer, crush, dispel, drown, overcome, overwhelm, quash, quell, repress, squash, squelch, subdue
derivations: quenchable (adj.), quenched (adj.), quencher (n.)
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