The slaughter on the field of battle and on the scaffold was not sufficient to slake the public thirst for blood.
On arrival at the underwood, all dismount; but only to slake their thirst, as that of their horses.
The water was dead, corrupt, and had been so for the last fortnight; but it was all they had wherewith to slake their thirst.
Blake descended on the other side, to water his horse and slake his own thirst.
Every here and there by the roadside there are springs of fresh water, where travellers can slake their thirst.
When they have discovered this, no dangers can deter them from attempting to slake their thirst.
These may slake slowly in the finished cement and cause such expansion as may destroy the work of which it forms part.
But every now and then some man got reckless and said, "I had rather die than not to slake my thirst."
His invective culminated in denouncing them as bloodhounds eager to slake their accursed thirst in innocent blood.
Hence the long search for the cooling spring to slake its burnings.
late Old English sleacian, slacian "become slack or remiss; slacken an effort" (intransitive); "delay, retard" (transitive), from slæc "lax" (see slack (adj.)). Transitive sense of "make slack" is from late 12c. Sense of "allay, diminish in force, quench, extinguish" (in reference to thirst, hunger, desire, wrath, etc.) first recorded early 14c. via notion of "make slack or inactive." Related: Slaked; slaking.