[ UK /kwˈɛnt‍ʃt/ ]
  1. subdued or overcome
    a squelched rumor
    the quelled rebellion
    an uprising quenched almost before it started
  2. allayed
    his thirst quenched he was able to continue
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How To Use quenched In A Sentence

  • Hot steel is quenched to harden it.
  • 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,
  • When cast steels are quenched and tempered, the range of strength and of toughness is broadened.
  • Someone has cannily spotted this unquenched desire, and decided that the best solution would be to create Girl Heaven, a fairytale palace stacked to the rafters with pink and shiny trinkets.
  • At times the fire on both sides was nearly quenched by the showers, and the bedrenched combatants could do little but gaze at each other through a gray veil of mist and rain. Montcalm and Wolfe
  • Any hope of a recovery by Sligo Warriors was quickly quenched when they were held scoreless for almost the first four minutes of the last period.
  • To obtain good machineability, all forgings produced from this steel were heated to a temperature of from 1,575 to 1,625°F. to refine the grain of the steel thoroughly and quenched in water and then tempered to obtain proper machineability by heating to a temperature of from 1,000 to 1,100°F. and cooled slowly or quenched. The Working of Steel Annealing, Heat Treating and Hardening of Carbon and Alloy Steel
  • There is an unquenched thirst for knowledge about their wardrobe, their bedroom escapades, their sordid past.
  • But what shall we do with our inner Fire, our inner Urge, our inner Intensity to surpass all my limitations, all our animal wildness that makes us slaves, our unquenched eagerness to surpass all darkness and ignorance, and our askesis to receive the Help of any higher Power in our difficulties, in our sufferings and in the matters of death and diseases? Should we then go back to the caves! Can we stop Evolution?
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