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Meaning of quench

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
           [syn: {quench}, {slake}, {allay}, {assuage}]
      2: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be
         extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be
         contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
         [syn: {snuff out}, {blow out}, {extinguish}, {quench}] [ant:
         {ignite}, {light}]
      3: electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off
         in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or
         discharge) in a component or device
      4: suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent";
         "quench a rebellion" [syn: {squelch}, {quell}, {quench}]
      5: reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in
         (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable
      6: cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid;
         "quench steel"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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