quench

Definitions:

  • To put out (a fire, for example); extinguish.
  • To suppress; squelch.
  • To slake; satisfy.
  • To cool (hot metal) by thrusting into water or other liquid.
  • A pit or cavity in which water can be thrown upon hot coke just manufactured in an oven, so as to cool it and leach out the soluble sulphur elements.
  • To produce a series of crusts on (molten metal), each being taken off as soon as it is formed.
  • The act of quenching or extinguishing; also, the state of being extinguished.
  • To extinguish or put out, as fire.
  • To extinguish or allay; stop; put an end to, as thirst.
  • To relieve the thirst of.
  • To suppress; stifle; check; repress; destroy: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="quench">quench</internalXref> a passion or emotion.
  • To lay or place in water, as a heated iron. See <internalXref urlencoded="temper">temper</internalXref>.
  • To be extinguished; go out.
  • To lose zeal; cool; become cool.
  • To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.
  • To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions
  • To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.
  • To <xref>satisfy</xref>, especially an actual or figurative <xref>thirst</xref>.
  • To <xref>extinguish</xref> or <xref>put out</xref> (as a fire or light.)
  • To <xref>cool</xref> rapidly by dipping into a <xref>bath</xref> of <xref>coolant</xref>, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron.
  • The <xref>abnormal</xref> <xref>termination</xref> of operation of a <xref>superconducting</xref> <xref>magnet</xref>, occurring when part of the superconducting <xref>coil</xref> enters the normal (<xref>resistive</xref>) state.
  • suppress or crush completely
  • cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
  • put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
  • reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
  • satisfy (thirst)
  • electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
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