verb (used with object)
Origin of quench
Examples from the Web for unquenched
The fruit of this persistency and unquenched love of country and its ancient traditions, is left to be enjoyed by us.Early Bardic Literature, Ireland|Standish O'Grady
Your pluck, like the glare from that beacon, flamed on through the dark hours unquenched.
He saw all the unquenched love that shed anguish over that beautiful face, and took courage.Fashion and Famine|Ann S. Stephens
Then the rebellions of an unquenched romance, an untamed heart, beset him.The History of David Grieve|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Among these delights of architecture one could wander for days, ever with an unquenched greed for the charm of their beauties.Ranching, Sport and Travel|Thomas Carson
British Dictionary definitions for unquenched
- 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
Word Origin and History for unquenched
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.