Friday, January 14, 2005
Definitions for slake
- to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
- to make less active, vigorous, intense, etc.: His calm manner slaked their enthusiasm.
- to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water.
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Citations for slake
My companions never drink pure water and the manioc beer serves as much to slake their thirst as to fill their stomachs and lubricate conversation.
She had the money he gave her (never enough to slake her anxieties).