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definition of the word quench

by the Wiktionnary

Infinitive
to quench

Third person singular
quenches

Simple past
quenched

Past participle
quenched

Present participle
quenching

to quench (third-person singular simple present quenches, present participle quenching, simple past and past participle quenched)

  1. To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst.
    The library quenched her thirst for knowledge.
  2. To extinguish or put out (as a fire or light.)
    Then the MacManus went down. The sudden quench of the white light was how I knew it. -- Saul Bellow
  3. To cool rapidly by dipping into a bath of coolant, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron.
    The swordsmith quenched the sword in an oil bath so that it wouldn't shatter.

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