Definitions for slakesleɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slakesleɪk(v.)slaked, slak•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying; quench.

  2. to cool or refresh.

  3. to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water.

    Category: Chemistry

  4. (v.i.)(of lime) to become slaked.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of slake:

bef. 1000; ME slaken, OE slacian to slacken

Princeton's WordNet

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

    satisfy (thirst)

    "The cold water quenched his thirst"

  2. slake, abate, slack(verb)

    make less active or intense

  3. slack, slake(verb)

    cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

    "slack lime"


  1. slake(Verb)

    Of a person: to become less energetic, to slacken in one's efforts.

  2. slake(Verb)

    To slacken; to become relaxed or loose.

  3. slake(Verb)

    To become less intense; to weaken, decrease in force.

  4. slake(Verb)

    To satisfy (thirst, or other desires); to quench.

  5. slake(Verb)

    To cool (something) with water or another liquid.

  6. Origin: From slaken, from sleacian, from sleac.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slake(adj)

    to allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst

  2. Slake(adj)

    to mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime

  3. Slake(verb)

    to go out; to become extinct

  4. Slake(verb)

    to abate; to become less decided

  5. Slake(verb)

    to slacken; to become relaxed

  6. Slake(verb)

    to become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes


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