verb (used with object)
Origin of quench
Examples from the Web for unquenchable
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.
Like his hairbrained, unquenchable youth, bright with folly, the sunsets and vanity lay in the past.Kenny|Leona Dalrymple
But by an effort of his unquenchable energy he shook off this show of concern.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
He boasted a fresh colour, a tight little figure, unquenchable gaiety, and indefatigable goodwill.Essays of Travel|Robert Louis Stevenson
But more than that, in these deep vibrant tones was the expression of an unquenchable life and spirit.The Strength of the Pines|Edison Marshall
He is a victim to the eternal struggle between good and evil without the strength and the unquenchable hope of Christianity.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
- 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.