- to slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).
- to put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).
- to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.
- to subdue or destroy; overcome; quell: to quench an uprising.
- Electronics. to terminate (the flow of electrons in a vacuum tube) by application of a voltage.
Origin of quench
Examples from the Web for unquenched
Historical Examples of unquenched
Disease had crushed his body, but the indomitable spirit was unquenched.
"One hopes really you do," pursued the unquenched Mr. Cashmore.The Awkward Age
Then the rebellions of an unquenched romance, an untamed heart, beset him.The History of David Grieve
Mrs. Humphry Ward
He saw all the unquenched love that shed anguish over that beautiful face, and took courage.Fashion and Famine
Ann S. Stephens
They found the Talmudical restrictions incompatible with their hereditary and unquenched thirst for liberty.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
- to satisfy (one's thirst, desires, etc); slake
- to put out (a fire, flame, etc); extinguish
- to put down or quell; suppressto quench a rebellion
- to cool (hot metal) by plunging it into cold water
- physics to reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
- 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.