[ UK /kwˈɛnt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈkwɛntʃ/ ]
  1. cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
    quench steel
  2. put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    snuff out the candles
    quench the flames
    Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
  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
  4. suppress or crush completely
    quench a rebellion
    squelch any sign of dissent
  5. reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
  6. satisfy (thirst)
    The cold water quenched his thirst
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How To Use quench In A Sentence

  • The freaks of nature displayed here appealed to peoples’ prejudice, their unquenchable curiosity for the outlandish and the unknown, and the paradoxical human attraction and repulsion for the diseased and deformed.
  • There were still flowers in plenty, pink campion, toadflax, small blue scabious, honeysuckle, and six-inch mushrooms, inedible no doubt, but the blackberries were ripe and juicy enough to quench thirst.
  • Recovering slowly, with agony, from each of these recurrent blows, his unquenchable exuberance had lived.
  • I could think over what I felt towards him, to try and find a way to quench those irritating feelings that nagged consistently at my mind.
  • Hot steel is quenched to harden it.
  • The results showed that the interaction of curcumin with collagen and collagen containing cerous nitrate are both static quenching, and there is a binding site in them respectively.
  • The chasteberry (also called vitex) fruit was used for centuries to quench sexual desire, particularly in monks.
  • The flame of mount Hecla (sayth he) will not burne towe (which is most apt matter for the wicke of a candle) neither is it quenched with water. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • One hill I passed over I found to be composed of puddingstone, that is to say, a conglomeration of many kinds of stone mostly rounded and mixed up in a mass, and formed by the smothered bubblings of some ancient and ocean-quenched volcano. Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,
  • The intense thunderstorm will quench the fires before they become wildfires and will dislodge the weaker numbers and prepare them for the next fire.
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