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quench - Dictionary definition and meaning for word quench

(verb) satisfy (thirst)
Synonyms : allay , assuage , slake
Example Sentence
  • The cold water quenched his thirst

(verb) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
Synonyms : blow out , extinguish , snuff out
Example Sentence
  • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
  • quench the flames
  • snuff out the candles

(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
(verb) suppress or crush completely
Synonyms : quell , squelch
Example Sentence
  • squelch any sign of dissent
  • quench a rebellion

(verb) reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
(verb) cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
Example Sentence
  • quench steel

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quench

rhymes with drench (which also means the same).
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by garrulous

quench == quen(queen)+ ch(cha), so u urged your queen(gf or wife)to get you a cup of cha(tea or drinks).
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by nasri

its satisfying that the QUE moved few iNCH
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by hello_gyz

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by grakee89

lunch satisfy and suppress your hunger.
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by sansecretcp

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