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Definition 1: suppress or crush completely - [verb of change]

Samples where quench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • squelch any sign of dissent
  • quench a rebellion

Synonyms for quench in the sense of this definition

(quench is a kind of ...) bring under control by force or authority

"suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

Definition 2: cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where quench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • quench steel

(quench is a kind of ...) make cool or cooler

"Chill the food"

Definition 3: reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance - [verb of change]

(quench is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

(quench belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 4: satisfy (thirst) - [verb of consumption]

Samples where quench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cold water quenched his thirst

Synonyms for quench in the sense of this definition

(quench is a kind of ...) fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction

"does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" "This job doesn't match my dreams" "meet a need"

(quench implies ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

(quench is a kind of ...) bring under control by force or authority

"suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

Definition 6: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights - [verb of weather]

Samples where quench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
  • quench the flames
  • snuff out the candles

Synonyms for quench in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of quench ) extinguish by crushing

"stub out your cigarette now"

(... is a kind of quench ) put out, as of a candle or a light

"Douse the lights"

(... is a kind of quench ) obliterate or extinguish

"Some life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived"

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