What does slake mean?

Definitions for slakesleɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slake.

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

  7. Origin: [OE. slaken to render slack, to slake, AS. sleacian, fr. sleac slack. See Slack, v. & a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slake

    slāk, v.t. to quench: to extinguish: to mix with water: to make slack or inactive.—v.i. to go out: to become extinct.—adj. Slake′less, that cannot be slaked: inextinguishable. [A.S. sleacian, to grow slack—sleccan, to make slack—sleac, slack.]

  2. Slake

    slāk, n. a channel through a swamp or morass: slime. [Ice. slakki, a hill-slope.]

  3. Slake

    slāk, v.t. (Scot.) to besmear.—n. a slabbery daub. [Prob. conn. with Ice. sleikja, to lick; Ger. schlecken, to lick.]

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Anagrams for slake »

  1. LASEK

  2. lakes, Lakes

  3. leaks

  4. Lakes


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slake in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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