Slaking
Slake Slake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slaking}.] [OE. slaken to render slack, to slake, AS. sleacian, fr. sleac slack. See {Slack}, v. & a.] 1. To allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst. ``And slake the heavenly fire.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

It could not slake mine ire nor ease my heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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