verb (used with object), slaked, slak·ing.
verb (used without object), slaked, slak·ing.
Origin of slake
Synonyms for slake
Related Words for slakingquench, assuage, appease, satisfy, gratify, mitigate, loose, slack, subdue, relax, lessen, relaxed, relieve, reduce, refresh, crumble, compose, abate, disintegrate, allay
Examples from the Web for slaking
Historical Examples of slaking
The efforts of intellect seem to inspire a thirst there is no slaking.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
The practice of slaking lime in small piles in the field is wasteful.
The water for slaking comes from rains, or from moisture in the air and earth.
In this fact we see the necessity for ample means of slaking thirst.The Ceramic Art
Jennie J. Young
What motive can he have in this save the slaking of his over-weening pride?The Siege of Norwich Castle
Matilda Maria Blake
Word Origin for slake
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.