verb (used with object)
Origin of quench
Examples from the Web for quencher
Barbara had still a word to say, and disregarded this quencher.Michael|E. F. Benson
- 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
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.