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Overview of verb quench

The verb quench has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) quench, slake, allay, assuage

(satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst")

2. 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")

3. 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)

4. squelch, quell, quench

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

5. quench

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

6. quench

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

Overview of adj quenched

The adj quenched has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. quenched, satisfied, slaked

(allayed; "his thirst quenched he was able to continue")

2. quelled, quenched, squelched

(subdued or overcome; "the quelled rebellion"; "an uprising quenched almost before it started"; "a squelched rumor") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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