Quench (verb)

  1. To put out (a fire or light).
  2. To satisfy (a thirst or desire).
  3. To cool (a hot metal) by immersion in a liquid.


Middle english: from old english cwencan "put out, extinguish", from cwic "alive" + -an.


  1. He quickly quenched the fire by pouring water on it.
  2. She quenched her thirst with a cold glass of water.
  3. The workers quenched the hot metal in a tank of oil to cool it down.
  4. The soldiers quenched their thirst after the long march.
  5. The city quenched the drought with the water from the reservoir.
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