quench

  • 1 quench — quench·able; quench·able·ness; quench; quench·er; quench·less; quench·less·ly; quench·less·ness; un·quench·ably; …

    English syllables

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 quench — [kwentʃ] v [T] formal [: Old English; Origin: cwencan] 1.) quench your thirst to stop yourself feeling thirsty, by drinking something ▪ We stopped at a small bar to quench our thirst. 2.) quench a fire/flames to stop a fire from burning ▪ a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 Quench — Quench, v. i. To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool. [R.] [1913 Webster] Dost thou think in time She will not quench! Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 quench — [kwench] vt. [ME quenchen < OE cwencan, to extinguish, caus. of cwincan, to go out, akin to Fris kwinka, MHG verquinen, to pass away < IE base * gwey , to complain, weep] 1. to extinguish; put out [to quench fire with water] 2. to overcome; …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Quench — Genre musical Trance, Techno, House Années d activité 1993 2003 Quench est un duo australien spécialisé dans la musique techno, formé du compositeur et producteur Cj Dolan et du producteur Sean Quinn. Leur titre Dreams, paru en 1993 et… …

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  • 7 quench — ● quench nom masculin (anglais quench) Brusque refroidissement d un produit pétrolier au cours d un procédé de raffinage, ayant pour but de stopper la réaction de craquage ou d en contrôler l exothermicité …

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  • 8 quench — [ kwentʃ ] verb transitive 1. ) if you quench your THIRST, you drink something so that you do not feel thirsty anymore a ) used about other types of feelings or needs: Books have traditionally quenched a child s thirst for knowledge. 2. ) OLD… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 quench — (v.) O.E. acwencan to quench (of fire, light), from P.Gmc. *cwandjan, probably a causative form of root of O.E. cwincan to go out, be extinguished, O.Fris. kwinka. Related: Quenched; quenching …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 quench — [v1] destroy, extinguish annihilate, check, choke, crush, dampen, decimate, demolish, destruct, dismantle, douse, end, kill, knock down, moisten, put down, put out, quash*, quell, raze, ruin, shatter, smother, snuff out*, stifle, suppress, wreck; …

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  • 11 quench — index allay, assuage, cancel, deter, discourage, extinguish, inhibit, quash, repress …

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  • 12 quench — *crush, quell, extinguish, suppress, quash Analogous words: repress, *suppress: end, terminate (see CLOSE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 quench — ► VERB 1) satisfy (thirst) by drinking. 2) satisfy (a desire). 3) extinguish (a fire). 4) stifle (a feeling). 5) rapidly cool (hot metal). 6) Physics & Electronics suppress or damp (luminescence, an oscillation, etc.). DERIVA …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 quench|er — «KWEHN chuhr», noun. a person or thing that quenches …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 quench — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cwencan; akin to Old English cwincan to vanish, Old Frisian quinka Date: 12th century transitive verb 1. a. put out, extinguish b. to put out the light or fire of < quench glowing coals with water… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 Quench — Der Quench oder das Quenchen bzw. Quenching (vom Englischen to quench = „löschen“) bezeichnet: ein Brausegetränk einen optischen Effekt, speziell in der Fluoreszenzspektroskopie, siehe Fluoreszenzlöschung in der Kryotechnik den Übergang eines… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 17 quench — UK [kwentʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms quench : present tense I/you/we/they quench he/she/it quenches present participle quenching past tense quenched past participle quenched a) if you quench your thirst, you drink something so that you… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 quench — [[t]kwɛntʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to satisfy; allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.) 2) to put out; extinguish (fire, flames, etc.) 3) mel to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water 4) to overcome; quell •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 Quench — A quench refers to a rapid cooling. In polymer chemistry and materials science, quenching is used to prevent low temperature processes such as phase transformations from occurring by only providing a narrow window of time in which the reaction is …

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  • 20 quench — quenchable, adj. quenchableness, n. quencher, n. /kwench/, v.t. 1. to slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.). 2. to put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.). 3. to cool suddenly by plunging into …

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