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1. slake

verb. cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water.

Synonyms

  • air-slake
  • slack

Antonyms

  • underspend
  • fall short of
  • lack

Etymology

  • slaken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sleacian (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. air-slake

verb. alter by exposure to air with conversion at least in part to a carbonate.

Synonyms

  • slack

Antonyms

  • increase
  • dehydrate

3. slake

verb. make less active or intense.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • lessen
  • abate
  • minify

Antonyms

  • lose
  • dissuade
  • dishonor
  • refuse

Etymology

  • slaken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sleacian (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. slake

verb. satisfy (thirst).

Synonyms

  • fulfill
  • ingest
  • have
  • allay
  • fill
  • assuage
  • quench
  • take in
  • meet
  • take
  • fulfil
  • satisfy

Antonyms

  • stay
  • be well
  • empty
  • unclutter

Etymology

  • slaken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sleacian (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with slake


1. Verb, base form
The consistency should be about the same, and you also have to let it slake.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Allow the mortar to set, or “slake,” for five to 15 minutes, then remix it.

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