verb (used with object), slaked, slak·ing.
verb (used without object), slaked, slak·ing.
Origin of slake
Synonyms for slake
Related Words for unslakeddiscontented, crabbed, embittered, defeated, cramped, discouraged, stymied, foiled, balked, disheartened, irked, resentful, ungratified, unslaked
Examples from the Web for unslaked
Historical Examples of unslaked
To take stains out of marble, make a tolerably thick mixture of unslaked lime finely powdered, with some strong soap-ley.
But what if all this misery, all this hunger, this unslaked thirst could have been avoided?Arundel
Edward Frederic Benson
It is his to paint the unslaked thirst and the unstilled longing.Knut Hamsun
Hanna Astrup Larsen
If his thirst for glory was unslaked, his fears of disaster had disappeared.The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)
A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
The lime used should be of the unslaked type, and should be protected from the air until a short time before using.
Word Origin for slake
late Old English sleacian, slacian "become slack or remiss; slacken an effort" (intransitive); "delay, retard" (transitive), from slæc "lax" (see slack (adj.)). Transitive sense of "make slack" is from late 12c. Sense of "allay, diminish in force, quench, extinguish" (in reference to thirst, hunger, desire, wrath, etc.) first recorded early 14c. via notion of "make slack or inactive." Related: Slaked; slaking.