Quench Quench, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quenched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quenching}.] [OE. quenchen, AS. cwencan in [=a]cwencan, to extinguish utterly, causative of cwincan, [=a]cwincan, to decrease, disappear; cf. AS. cw[=i]nan, [=a]cw[=i]nan, to waste or dwindle away.] 1. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The supposition of the lady's death Will quench the wonder of her infamy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To extinguish; still; stifle; allay; cool; check. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Quenching — Quenching. См. Закалка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • quenching — Rapid cooling, as by immersion in oil or water, of a metal object from the high temperature at which it is shaped. Quenching is usually done to maintain mechanical properties that would be lost with slow cooling. It is commonly applied to steel… …   Universalium

  • quenching — rapid cooling from a high temperature by immersion in a liquid bath of oil or water. Molten salts may also be used. hot quenching interrupted quenching pot quenching …   Mechanics glossary

  • quenching — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS The rapid cooling of magma to form glass (Batiza and White, 2000, p. 361). Fuel coolant interactions commonly lead to quenching. Abrupt quenching may cause a rapid volume decrease which leads to fragmentation of the… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • Quenching — Der Quench oder das Quenchen bzw. Quenching (von englisch to quench = „abfangen“, „löschen“, „tilgen“) bezeichnet: einen optischen Effekt, speziell in der Fluoreszenzspektroskopie, siehe Fluoreszenzlöschung in der Kryotechnik den Übergang eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Quenching — Quen|ching [ kwɛntt̮ʃɪŋ ], das; s [zu engl. to quench = löschen] (Chemie): das Abschrecken von heißen Reaktionsprodukten mit Wasser, Öl, Gas u. a., um die chemische Reaktion zum Stillstand zu bringen. * * * Quenching   [ kwentʃɪȖ; englisch to… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • quenching — grūdinimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Įkaitinimas iki tam tikros temperatūros, laikymas joje ir greitas ataušinimas. atitikmenys: angl. chilling; hardening; heat hardening; quenching; toughening rus. закалка …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • quenching — kvenčingas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Staigus reakcijos sustabdymas šaltu jos produkto srautu (arba pats srautas). atitikmenys: angl. quenching rus. квенчинг …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • quenching — įšaldymas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. freezing; quenching vok. Einfrieren, n rus. замораживание, n pranc. congélation, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • quenching — gesinimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. quenching vok. Löschen, n; Löschung, f; Tilgung, f rus. гашение, n; тушение, n pranc. extinction, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”