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Verb (transitive)


Verb quench has 6 senses


quenchv. t. [OE. quenchen, AS. cwencan in ācwencan, to extinguish utterly, causative of cwincan, ācwincan, to decrease, disappear; cf. AS. cwīnan, ācwīnan, to waste or dwindle away.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ere our blood shall quench that fire."  [1913 Webster]
    "The supposition of the lady's death
    Will quench the wonder of her infamy.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To extinguish; still; stifle; allay; cool; check.
quenchv. i. 
     To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.  [1913 Webster]
    "Dost thou think in time
    She will not quench!
    "  [1913 Webster]


quench, v.tr.
1 satisfy (thirst) by drinking.
2 extinguish (a fire or light etc.).
3 cool, esp. with water (heat, a heated thing).
4 esp. Metallurgy cool (a hot substance) in cold water, air, oil, etc.
5 a stifle or suppress (desire etc.). b Physics & Electronics inhibit or prevent (oscillation, luminescence, etc.) by counteractive means.
6 sl. reduce (an opponent) to silence.

quenchable adj. quencher n. quenchless adj.
ME f. OE -cwencan causative f. -cwincan be extinguished



allay, appease, asphyxiate, assuage, blow out, blunt, bottle up, censor, chill, choke, choke off, clamp down on, cool, cork, cork up, crack down on, crush, damp, damp down, dampen, deflect, destroy, deter, disaffect, discourage, disincline, disinterest, distract, divert, douse, drown, extinguish, feast, feed, gag, gratify, hold down, indispose, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill, muzzle, out, overcome, pour water on, put, put down, put off, put out, quash, quell, reduce, regale, repel, repress, sate, satiate, satisfy, shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on, slack, slake, smash, smother, snuff, snuff out, squash, squelch, stamp out, stanch, stifle, strangle, stultify, subdue, suffocate, suppress, surfeit, throttle, trample out, trample underfoot, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, wean from




VB dissuade, dehort, cry out against, remonstrate, expostulate, warn, contraindicate, disincline, indispose, shake, stagger, dispirit, discourage, dishearten, deter, repress, hold back, keep back, render averse, repel, turn aside, wean from, act as a drag, throw cold water on, damp, cool, chill, blunt, calm, quiet, quench, deprecate, disenchant, disillusion, deflate, take down a peg, pop one's balloon, prick one's balloon, burst one's bubble, disabuse (correction).


VB be destroyed, perish, fall to the ground, tumble, topple, go to pieces, fall to pieces, break up, crumble to dust, go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, go to wreck, go to pot, go to wrack and ruin, go by the board, go all to smash, be all over, be all up, be all with, totter to its fall, destroy, do away with, make away with, nullify, annual, sacrifice, demolish, tear up, overturn, overthrow, overwhelm, upset, subvert, put an end to, seal the doom of, do in, do for, dish, undo, break up, cut up, break down, cut down, pull down, mow down, blow down, beat down, suppress, quash, put down, do a job on, cut short, take off, blot out, dispel, dissipate, dissolve, consume, smash, crash, quell, squash, squelch, crumple up, shatter, shiver, batter to pieces, tear to pieces, crush to pieces, cut to pieces, shake to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, laniate, nip, tear to rags, tear to tatters, crush to atoms, knock to atoms, ruin, strike out, throw over, knock down over, fell, sink, swamp, scuttle, wreck, shipwreck, engulf, ingulf, submerge, lay in ashes, lay in ruins, sweep away, erase, wipe out, expunge, raze, level with the dust, level with the ground, waste, atomize, vaporize, deal destruction, desolate, devastate, lay waste, ravage gut, disorganize, dismantle, devour, swallow up, sap, mine, blast, bomb, blow to smithereens, drop the big one, confound, exterminate, extinguish, quench, annihilate, snuff out, put out, stamp out, trample out, lay in the dust, trample in the dust, prostrate, tread under foot, crush under foot, trample under foot, lay the ax to the root of, make short work of, make clean sweep of, make mincemeat of, cut up root and branch, chop into pieces, cut into ribbons, fling to the winds, scatter to the winds, throw overboard, strike at the root of, sap the foundations of, spring a mine, blow up, ravage with fire and sword, cast to the dogs, eradicate.


VB cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure, please, charm, delight, becharm, imparadise, gladden, take, captivate, fascinate, enchant, entrance, enrapture, transport, bewitch, enravish, bless, beatify, satisfy, gratify, desire, slake, satiate, quench, indulge, humor, flatter, tickle, tickle the palate, regale, refresh, enliven, treat, amuse, take one's fancy, tickle one's fancy, hit one's fancy, meet one's wishes, win the heart, gladden the heart, rejoice the heart, warm the cockles of the heart, do one's heart good, attract, allure, stimulate, interest, make things pleasant, popularize, gild the pill, sugar-coat the pill, sweeten.


VB sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, cloy, quench, slake, pall, glut, gorge, surfeit, bore, tire, spoil, have enough of, have quite enough of, have one's fill, have too much of, be satiated.


VB go out, die out, burn out, fizzle, extinguish, damp, slack, quench, smother, put out, stamp out, douse, snuff, snuff out, blow out, fireproof, flameproof.

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