verb (used with object)
Origin of quench
Related Words for quenchesdampen, suppress, quell, quash, douse, satiate, appease, assuage, slake, sate, alleviate, allay, demolish, moisten, end, annihilate, wreck, shatter, ruin, dismantle
Examples from the Web for quenches
Historical Examples of quenches
But contempt is passionless; it does not catch, it quenches fire.Pearls of Thought
Maturin M. Ballou
Drink; it is the grandest cup which quenches the thirst of humanity.The Insect
It unlocks the cabinet of the womb and quenches the violence of fire.Unicorns
A body is said to be black when it absorbs or quenches a large proportion of all the rays of white light falling upon it.
It quenches all the eagerness to hear in the three faces, each in its own degree.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
- 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.