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English verb: quench

1. quench (consumption) satisfy (thirst)


SamplesThe cold water quenched his thirst.


Synonymsallay, assuage, slake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy


Entailconsume, have, ingest, take, take in

2. quench (weather) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights


SamplesToo big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained.
Quench the flames.
Snuff out the candles.


Synonymsblow out, extinguish, snuff out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)black out, douse, put out, stub


Antonymsignite, light

3. quench (social) electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bottle up, inhibit, suppress

4. quench (change) suppress or crush completely


SamplesSquelch any sign of dissent.
Quench a rebellion.


Synonymsquell, squelch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

6. quench (change) cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid


SamplesQuench steel.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)chill, cool, cool down









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