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Verb: quench  kwench
  1. Satisfy (thirst)
    "The cold water quenched his thirst";
    - slake, allay, assuage
     
  2. Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    "quench the flames";
    - snuff out, blow out, extinguish
     
  3. 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. Suppress or crush completely
    "quench a rebellion";
    - squelch, quell
     
  5. (physics) reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
     
  6. Cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
    "quench steel"

Derived forms: quenching, quenched, quenches

Type of: bottle up, bring down, chill, conquer, cool, cool down, curb, cut, cut back, cut down, fill, fulfil [Brit, Cdn], fulfill [N. Amer], inhibit, meet, reduce, satisfy, stamp down, subdue, suppress, trim, trim back, trim down

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