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  Definition of Quench
  1. cool by plunging into cold water; "quench metal"
  2. reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
  3. suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
  4. satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
  5. electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
  6. 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"
Similar Words: squelch, quell, slake, allay, assuage, snuff out, blow out, extinguish

 

Hyponyms: douse, put out, black out

 

Entailments: consume, ingest, take in, take, have

 

Derivational Morphology: suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, put-down, squelch, squelcher, takedown, squelch circuit, extinction, extinguishing, quenching, fire extinguisher, extinguisher, asphyxiator

 

 
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