Definitions of quench:
  • verb:   electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
  • verb:   cool by plunging into cold water
    Example: "Quench metal"
  • verb:   reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
  • verb:   satisfy (thirst)
    Example: "The cold water quenched his thirst"
  • verb:   suppress or crush completely
    Example: "Quench a rebellion"
  • verb:   put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    Example: "Quench the flames"

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