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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
quenches...thirst (=gets rid of it)
▪ Ice water is the only thing that really quenches my thirst .
▪ I quenched the candle flame with my fingers and slid into the bed chamber.
▪ Edward pulls out the splinter and hugs her to his chest to quench the flame.
▪ Not that this deterred him; he was determined to break one open and quench his thirst.
▪ There would be water from the sink to quench his thirst, and that would buy him some time.
▪ Fire is for heat and water to quench our thirst.
▪ I pressed snow against my bruised face, and managed to melt more snow in my mouth to quench my thirst.
▪ Try to quench your thirst with a light, fresh white and you will drink enough to put you on your back.
▪ Both nobles and plebeians quench the thirst of their lust here.
▪ It will not quench your thirst faster or make you even sexier than you were before.
▪ Needless to say, it shows that oil is a bargain, though perhaps less thirst quenching.
▪ Not that this deterred him; he was determined to break one open and quench his thirst.
▪ Some little flames may be individually quenched, but there is a certain pattern to them.
▪ There would be water from the sink to quench his thirst, and that would buy him some time.
▪ They had been desires to be quenched, as he had quenched other desires over the years.
▪ While life as a sailor was harsh, his thirst for the sea was not quenched.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Quench \Quench\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quenched; p. pr. & vb. n. Quenching.] [OE. quenchen, AS. cwencan in [=a]cwencan, to extinguish utterly, causative of cwincan, [=a]cwincan, to decrease, disappear; cf. AS. cw[=i]nan, [=a]cw[=i]nan, to waste or dwindle away.]

  1. To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.

    Ere our blood shall quench that fire.

    The supposition of the lady's death Will quench the wonder of her infamy.

  2. To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.

    Syn: To extinguish; still; stifle; allay; cool; check.


Quench \Quench\, v. i. To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.

Dost thou think in time She will not quench!

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English acwencan "to quench" (of fire, light), from Proto-Germanic *cwandjan, probably a causative form of root of Old English cwincan "to go out, be extinguished," Old Frisian kwinka. Related: Quenched; quenching.


n. (context physics English) The abnormal termination of operation of a superconducting magnet, occurring when part of the superconducting coil enters the normal (resistive) state. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst. 2 (context transitive English) To extinguish or put out (as a fire or light.) 3 (context transitive English) To cool rapidly by dipping into a bath of coolant, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron.

  1. v. satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst" [syn: slake, allay, assuage]

  2. 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" [syn: snuff out, blow out, extinguish] [ant: ignite]

  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; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion" [syn: squelch, quell]

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

  6. cool by plunging into cold water; "quench metal"

Quench (band)

Quench were an English rock band based in Cheltenham, Oxford and Bristol. The band toured the UK and Europe and performed at festivals, including the UK's Greenbelt festival.

The band's Christian faith impacts their music and performances, making them a "four piece rock band with solid mainstream appeal" according to independent industry magazine The Hit Sheet, which featured Quench's Bring The Summer In on one of their compilation CDs.

Quench (company)

Quench USA Inc is a water technology company that rents and services filtered water coolers. According to the site, over half of the Fortune 500 are customers. Zenith International lists Quench as a leading distributor in the point-of-use (POU) market along with Macke Water Systems and Nestle Waters. Quench is an independent operating company of AquaVenture Holdings™. Quench is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Quench was named an Online Marketing Success Story in Google's 2011 Economic Impact Report. In 2008, Quench was named a top 25 most successful startup by Businessweek.

Quench (disambiguation)

A quench is a rapid cooling.

Quench or quenching may also refer to:

  • Quench (album), an album by The Beautiful South
  • Quench (band), a British rock band
  • Quenching (astronomy), a process in which a galaxy loses hydrogen gas ending star formation
  • Quenching (fluorescence), any process which decreases the fluorescence intensity of a given substance
  • Quenching (scrubber), a type of pollution scrubber
  • Magnet quench, a loss of superconductivity resulting in a rapid rise of resistance and temperature, such as in a superconducting magnet
  • Dark quencher, a dye that absorbs light, but does not emit it, used in molecular biology
  • the means by which a Geiger-Müller tube is able to distinguish individual particles
  • in a super-regenerative receiver, the process of interrupting the main RF oscillation with a lower frequency oscillation
  • the process of stopping an electrical arc, for example in a fuse or Spark-gap transmitter
  • in an internal combustion engine, the rapid cooling of fuel inside the combustion chamber that prevents it from burning
  • rapid evaporative cooling of a gas by injection of a liquid
  • a magazine published by gair rhydd, a student newspaper of Cardiff University
  • a secondary gas in a neon tube filled with a Penning mixture
  • a character in the sketch comedy show " All That"
  • Quench, a fire spell in the online game of Wizard101
Quench (album)

Quench released in the UK on 17 October 1998 is The Beautiful South's sixth original album. Including the compilation Carry On Up The Charts it was the band's third album in a row to reach the top of the charts.

The cover depicts a boxer by Scottish painter Peter Howson. Commissioned for the album, the original painting can be seen in the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. After the band cropped the image and used it in merchandise and promotional material, Howson took legal action against the band, receiving around £30,000 in damages. Whilst the first two singles from the album also have artwork by Howson, "How Long's a Tear Take to Dry?" and "The Table" do not.

Usage examples of "quench".

Flinging up his hands, he conjured a gust of murky flame that blasted toward Flax, but it was quenched in mid-flight by an equally fierce geyser of conjured water sent by the wizard.

Clear water seeking to quench my thirst, in this burning desert of mediocrity which I cross so painfully!

A demon fire that burns toward Ermora Yields to their quenching A melded child of their making is born to rule the dragon To bring harmony in clasped hands.

So, as I had heard treasures were found where the rainbow quenches its points upon the earth, I set off, and at the Tower-- But I shall not tell your Majesty what I found close to the closet-window on which the rainbow had glimmered.

Of his faint respiration scarce did stir The stagnate night:--till the minutest ray Was quenched, the pulse yet lingered in his heart.

I feel, I see Those eyes which burn through smiles that fade in tears, Like stars half quenched in mists of silver dew.

Or constellations quenched in murkiest cloud, In which I walk secure and unbeheld Towards my purpose.

To drag from Heaven an unrepentant soul Which might have quenched in reconciling prayers A life of burning crimes.

They fall to earth, and if they strike water then they are quenched and freeze into one of these sun stones.

It was quenched then with buckets of liquid, a mixture of water and sour wine, that exploded in a swirling cloud of steam, and split the rock into chunks which were hacked out and dragged away by the slaves.

Manatassi ordered it quenched with water from the pool, and once again they stared into the dark passage from which wisps and streamers of smoke still drifted.

Hastily, he turned back over on his stomach and quenched the light from sight.

Perhaps tomorrow night, as soon as the sun has quenched its light in the earth to the west.

It had been quenched in the blood of Lord Satoris himself and was strong enough to shatter mortal steel.

For us, the flame of Dyrnwyn will be as good as quenched if Arawn keeps it from my hands.