meaning: cool by plunging into cold water or other liquid (verb)

example:The blacksmith quenches the steel in a tub of water.

meaning: reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance (verb)

meaning: suppress or crush completely (verb)


meaning: to satisfy thirst (verb)

example:The cold water quenched their thirst.


meaning: electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device (verb)

meaning: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights (verb)

synonyms:snuff out, extinguish, blow out,