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  1. [verb] satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
    Synonyms: slake, allay, assuage

  2. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: snuff out, blow out, extinguish

  3. [verb] electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device

  4. [verb] suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
    Synonyms: squelch, quell

  5. [verb] reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

  6. [verb] cool by plunging into cold water; "quench metal"


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