Hypertext Webster Gateway: "quenched"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Quench \Quench\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quenched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Quenching}.] [OE. quenchen, AS. cwencan in [=a]cwencan, to
extinguish utterly, causative of cwincan, [=a]cwincan, to
decrease, disappear; cf. AS. cw[=i]nan, [=a]cw[=i]nan, to
waste or dwindle away.]
1. To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of
flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of
sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a
candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.

Ere our blood shall quench that fire. --Shak.

The supposition of the lady's death Will quench the
wonder of her infamy. --Shak.

2. To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.

Syn: To extinguish; still; stifle; allay; cool; check.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: allayed; "his thirst quenched he was able to continue" [syn:
{satisfied}, {slaked}]
2: subdued or overcome; "the quelled rebellion"; "an uprising
quenched almost before it started"; "a squelched rumor"
[syn: {quelled}, {squelched}]
3: of a fire; being out or having grown cold; "threw his
extinct cigarette into the stream"; "faint smoke from the
extinguished candle"; "the fire is out"; "the quenched
flames" [syn: {extinct}, {extinguished}, {out(p)}]

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