HyperDic: quench

English > 6 senses of the word quench:
VERBconsumptionquench, slake, allay, assuagesatisfy (thirst)
weatherquench, snuff out, blow out, extinguishput out, as of fires, flames, or lights
socialquench(electronics) suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
changequench, squelch, quellsuppress or crush completely
changequenchreduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
changequenchcool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
quench > pronunciation
Soundskweh'nch
Rhymesbench / Bench ... wrench: 12 rhymes with ehnch...
English > quench: 6 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningsatisfy (thirst).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The cold water quenched his thirst"
Synonymsslake, allay, assuage
Entailsconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Broaderfit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfilFill or meet a want or need
Spanishaliviar, apaciguar, apagar, aplacar, calmar, remojar, saciar, suavizar
Catalanalleujar, apaivagar, calmar, sadollar, suavitzar
English > quench: 6 senses > verb 2, weather
MeaningPut out, as of fires, flames, or lights.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "quench the flames"
Synonymssnuff out, blow out, extinguish
Narrowerblack outobliterate or extinguish
douse, put outPut out, as of a candle or a light
stubExtinguish by crushing
Oppositeignite, lightCause to start burning
Spanishapagarse, apagar, extinguirse, extinguir, irse
Catalananar-se, apagar-se, apagar, extingir-se, extingir
Nounsquenchingthe act of extinguishing
English > quench: 6 senses > verb 3, social
Meaning(electronics) suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadersuppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
English > quench: 6 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningSuppress or crush completely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "quench a rebellion"
Synonymssquelch, quell
Broadersuppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
Catalandominar, sufocar
English > quench: 6 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningReduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderreduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on
English > quench: 6 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningCool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"quench steel"
Broadercool, chill, cool downmake cool or cooler

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