verb (used with object), slaked, slak·ing.
verb (used without object), slaked, slak·ing.
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The usual means of reducing fresh burned stone lime to a condition that makes even distribution upon land possible is by slaking.Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement|Alva Agee
The presence of the gypsum tends to delay the slaking of the lime, and also to harden the substance formed after the slaking.
Take a drink, my comrade, and while you are slaking your thirst I will spin you a drinking story.Jethou|E. R. Suffling
A great disappointment was in store: so he was to begin by "slaking" his lime.Peccavi|E. W. Hornung
He was kneeling down by it, plunging his fevered face into it, slaking the thirst that was burning his life away.The Bushranger's Secret|Mrs. Henry Clarke