Definitions for quench
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quench, slake, allay, assuageverb
"The cold water quenched his thirst"
snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quenchverb
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"
electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
squelch, quell, quenchverb
suppress or crush completely
"squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
The abnormal termination of operation of a superconducting magnet, occurring when part of the superconducting coil enters the normal (resistive) state.
To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst.
The library quenched her thirst for knowledge.
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
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Since stream, air, sand, mine eyes and ears conspire,
What hope to quench, where each thing blows the fire. Philip Sidney.
No English soul
More stronger to direct you than yourself;
If with the sap of reason you would quench,
Or but allay, the fire of passion. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
This is the way to kindle, not to quench. William Shakespeare.
A little fire is quickly trodden out,
Which, being suffer’d, rivers cannot quench. William Shakespeare.
The fire had power in the water, forgetting his own virtue; and the water forgat his own quenching nature. Wisd. xix. 20.
Milk quencheth wild-fire better than water, because it entreth better. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
Subdu’d in fire the stubborn metal lies;
One draws and blows reciprocating air,
Others to quench the hissing mass prepare. Dryden.
You have already quench’d sedition’s brand,
And zeal, which burnt it, only warms the land. Dryden.
When your work is forged, do not quench it in water to cool it, but throw it down upon the floor or hearth to cool of itself; for the quenching of it in water will harden it. Joseph Moxon.
But if all aim but this be levell’d false,
The supposition of the lady’s death
Will quench the wonder of her infamy. William Shakespeare.
Every draught to him, that has quenched his thirst, is but a further quenching of nature, a provision for rheum and diseases, a drowning of the spirits. South.
When death’s form appears, she feareth not
An utter quenching or extinguishment;
She would be glad to meet with such a lot,
That so she might all future ill prevent. Davies.
Covered with skin and hair keeps it warm, being naturally very cold, and also to quench and dissipate the force of any stroke, and retund the edge of any weapon. John Ray.
To cool; to grow cool.
Dost thou think, in time
She will not quench, and let instructions enter
Where folly now possesses? William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
In materials science, quenching is the rapid cooling of a workpiece in water, oil, polymer, air, or other fluids to obtain certain material properties. A type of heat treating, quenching prevents undesired low-temperature processes, such as phase transformations, from occurring. It does this by reducing the window of time during which these undesired reactions are both thermodynamically favorable, and kinetically accessible; for instance, quenching can reduce the crystal grain size of both metallic and plastic materials, increasing their hardness. In metallurgy, quenching is most commonly used to harden steel by inducing a martensite transformation, where 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, which among other effects gives material properties (hardness and abrasion resistance) as though the workpiece had been cooled more rapidly than it really has. Even cooling such alloys slowly in air has most of the desired effects of quenching; high-speed steel weakens much less from heat cycling due to high-speed cutting.Extremely rapid cooling can prevent the formation of all crystal structure, resulting in amorphous metal or "metallic glass".
Quench is a verb that means to satisfy, relieve, or extinguish a desire, need, or thirst, often by drinking or consuming something. It can also refer to the act of cooling or cooling down a material or object rapidly to achieve a desired state or to stop a process.
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
to cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering
to become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwensh, v.t. to put out: to destroy: to check: to allay: to place in water.—v.i. to lose zeal, grow cold.—adj. Quench′able, that may be extinguished.—ns. Quench′er, one who, or that which, quenches: a draught or drink; Quench′ing, act of extinguishing: the act of cooling the surface of molten metal and forming rosettes in the crust.—adj. Quench′less, that cannot be extinguished: irrepressible.—adv. Quench′lessly.—n. Quench′lessness. [A.S. cwencan, to quench, causal of cwincan; cf. Old Fries. kwinka, to go out.]
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The numerical value of quench in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of quench in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Do not quench your inspiration and your inmagination do not become the slave of your model.
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He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God.
Obviously, this finding signals again and again that healthy lifestyle is the key to cancer-free life, regardless of the cause, it is easy enough to quench the thirst with water to stay fit and healthy.
Erase fancy; curb impulse; quench desire; let sovereign reason have the mastery.
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- sadollarCatalan, Valencian
- löschen, abkühlen, stillenGerman
- matar la sed, templar, apagar, saciarSpanish
- karkaista, sammuttaaFinnish
- apaiser, tremper, étancher, éteindreFrench
- fuaraigh, cosc, múchIrish
- caisg, bàthScottish Gaelic
- east, mooghManx
- lehűt, csillapít, eloltHungarian
- appagare, estinguere, temperare, abbeverareItalian
- បន្ធូរ, ឆ្អែត, ស្កប់ស្កល់Khmer
- blussen, afschrikken, lessenDutch
- bråkjøle, slukkeNorwegian
- temperar, [[saciar]]/[[matar]] [[a]] [[sede]], apagar, resfriarPortuguese
- потушить, ([[быстро]]) [[охлаждать]], тушить, утолить, утолятьRussian
- soğutmak, söndürmek, gidermekTurkish
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