Slake trough
Slake Slake, v. i. 1. To go out; to become extinct. ``His flame did slake.'' --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. To abate; to become less decided. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To slacken; to become relaxed. ``When the body's strongest sinews slake.'' [R.] --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

4. To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes. [1913 Webster]

{Slake trough}, a trough containing water in which a blacksmith cools a forging or tool. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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