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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quenchkwɛntʃ(v.t.)

  1. to satisfy; allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).

  2. to put out; extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).

  3. to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.

    Category: Metallurgy

  4. to overcome; quell.

Origin of quench:

1150–1200; ME quenchen, earlier cwenken; cf. OE -cwencan in ācwencan to quench

quench′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quench, slake, allay, assuage(verb)

    satisfy (thirst)

    "The cold water quenched his thirst"

  2. snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench(verb)

    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"

  3. 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

  4. squelch, quell, quench(verb)

    suppress or crush completely

    "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"

  5. quench(verb)

    reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

  6. quench(verb)

    cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid

    "quench steel"

Wiktionary

  1. quench(Noun)

    The abnormal termination of operation of a superconducting magnet, occurring when part of the superconducting coil enters the normal (resistive) state.

  2. quench(Verb)

    To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst.

    The library quenched her thirst for knowledge.

  3. quench(Verb)

    To extinguish or put out (as a fire or light.)

    Then the MacManus went down. The sudden quench of the white light was how I knew it. -- Saul Bellow

  4. quench(Verb)

    To cool rapidly by dipping into a bath of coolant, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron.

    The swordsmith quenched the sword in an oil bath so that it wouldn't shatter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quench(verb)

    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

  2. Quench(verb)

    to cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering

  3. Quench(verb)

    to become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool

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  1. Quenching

    In materials science, quenching is the rapid cooling of a workpiece to obtain certain material properties. It prevents low-temperature processes, such as phase transformations, from occurring by only providing a narrow window of time in which the reaction is both thermodynamically favorable and kinetically accessible. For instance, it can reduce crystallinity and thereby increase toughness of both alloys and plastics. In metallurgy, it is most commonly used to harden steel by introducing martensite, in which case the steel must be rapidly cooled through its eutectoid point, the temperature at which austenite becomes unstable. In steel alloyed with metals such as nickel and manganese, the eutectoid temperature becomes much lower, but the kinetic barriers to phase transformation remain the same. This allows quenching to start at a lower temperature, making the process much easier. High speed steel also has added tungsten, which serves to raise kinetic barriers and give the illusion that the material has been cooled more rapidly than it really has. Even cooling such alloys slowly in air has most of the desired effects of quenching.


Translations for quench

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

quench(verb)

to drink enough to take away (one's thirst)

I had a glass of lemonade to quench my thirst.

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