verb (used with object)
Origin of quench
Examples from the Web for quench
Luckily, ‘Doldo’ from the Second City Network has arrived to quench their thirsts, and have a laugh at their expense.Amateur Stuntmen, the iPhone 6, and More Viral Videos|Jack Holmes|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her father runs an antique store and frequently sends the girls goods to quench the Berlin vintage drought.
A strange fire had flashed up within him, and, had he found Beatrix in her usual mood, he might have lost his power to quench it.The Dominant Strain|Anna Chapin Ray
Heated by the race and thirsty, the duke asked the duchess if she had any thing with her with which he could quench his thirst.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series|John S. C. Abbott
Of still another:—'He could quench a candle at the other side of the kitchen with a curse.'English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
The pose of the head expressed pride that nothing could quench.The Border Watch|Joseph A. Altsheler
Now I'll quench the curiosity of this little Fatima, my dear Daisy, by leaving her nothing to guess at.David Copperfield|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for quench
- to suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit
- to suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
Word Origin for quench
Word Origin and History for quench
Old English acwencan "to quench" (of fire, light), from Proto-Germanic *cwandjan, probably a causative form of root of Old English cwincan "to go out, be extinguished," Old Frisian kwinka. Related: Quenched; quenching.