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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quench  \Quench\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Quenched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Quenching}.]  [OE.  quenchen,  AS  cwencan  in  [=a]cwencan,  to 
  extinguish  utterly,  causative  of  cwincan  [=a]cwincan,  to 
  decrease,  disappear;  cf  AS  cw[=i]nan,  [=a]cw[=i]nan,  to 
  waste  or  dwindle  away.] 
  1.  To  extinguish;  to  overwhelm;  to  make  an  end  of  --  said  of 
  flame  and  fire,  of  things  burning,  and  figuratively  of 
  sensations  and  emotions;  as  to  quench  flame;  to  quench  a 
  candle;  to  quench  thirst,  love,  hate,  etc 
 
  Ere  our  blood  shall  quench  that  fire.  --Shak. 
 
  The  supposition  of  the  lady's  death  Will  quench  the 
  wonder  of  her  infamy.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cool  suddenly,  as  heated  steel,  in  tempering. 
 
  Syn:  To  extinguish;  still  stifle;  allay;  cool;  check. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quench  \Quench\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  extinguished;  to  go  out  to  become  calm  or  cool. 
  [R.] 
 
  Dost  thou  think  in  time  She  will  not  quench!  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  quench 
  v  :  satisfy  (thirst)  [syn:  {slake},  {allay},  {assuage}] 




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