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KK Pronunciation

〔 kwєntʃ 〕


〔 kwentʃ 〕

Overview of verb quench

The verb quench has 6 senses

  • quench, slake, allay, assuage -- (satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst")

  • snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench -- (put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles")

  • quench -- (electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device)

  • squelch, quell, quench -- (suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion")

  • quench -- (reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance)

  • quench -- (cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid; "quench steel")