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Meaning of quench

quench

Pronunciation: (kwench), [key]
  1. to slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).
  2. to put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).
  3. to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.
  4. to subdue or destroy; overcome; quell: to quench an uprising.
  5. to terminate (the flow of electrons in a vacuum tube) by application of a voltage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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