Definitions for slakesleɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying; quench.
to cool or refresh.
to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water.
(v.i.)(of lime) to become slaked.
Origin of slake:
bef. 1000; ME slaken, OE slacian to slacken
quench, slake, allay, assuage(verb)
"The cold water quenched his thirst"
slake, abate, slack(verb)
make less active or intense
cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
Of a person: to become less energetic, to slacken in one's efforts.
To slacken; to become relaxed or loose.
To become less intense; to weaken, decrease in force.
To satisfy (thirst, or other desires); to quench.
To cool (something) with water or another liquid.
Origin: From slaken, from sleacian, from sleac.
to allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst
to mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime
to go out; to become extinct
to abate; to become less decided
to slacken; to become relaxed
to become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes