Origin of quench
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How to use quench in a sentence
It takes massive amounts of energy to pump San Diego’s main source – the Colorado River – to quench demands already.
“When I looked at it, it seemed unquenchable and endless and infinite,” he remembers.
Harold's unquenchable desire, the axis mundi of his existence.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The muscle soreness soon escalated into a storm of extreme symptoms—crippling pain, flu-like weakness, unquenchable thirst.Necrotizing Fasciitis: Life After Flesh-Eating Bacteria|Casey Schwartz|May 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She left the convent in 1997, went back to school, and later wrote a memoir about her experience, An Unquenchable Thirst.Former Nun Mary Johnson Criticizes Vatican Crackdown on U.S. Sisters|Abigail Pesta|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But locking up Ai simply made clear the power of his kind of oppositional art, and its global impact, and how unquenchable it is.
Though stern and even hard in his official duties, he had unquenchable natural affections.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II|John Lord
There were aspects of that unquenchable agitation that were absolutely heroic and aspects that were absolutely pitiful.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
He had discovered a new quality, the same heroic soul that her brother Philip had, the unquenchable courage of the great marshal.The Hosts of the Air|Joseph A. Altsheler
Generous and full of exuberance, he had some warm friends whom he amused extremely by his unquenchable enthusiasm and good humour.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
Tow dipped in it was fastened to the heads of arrows, which thus became carriers of unquenchable flame.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston
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