Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb quench

6 senses of quench

Sense 1
quench, slake, allay, assuage -- (satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst")
       => meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil -- (fill or meet a want or need)

Sense 2
snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench -- (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")

Sense 3
quench -- (electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device)
       => inhibit, bottle up, suppress -- (control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior)

Sense 4
squelch, quell, quench -- (suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Sense 5
quench -- (reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance)
       => reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down -- (cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits")

Sense 6
quench -- (cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid; "quench steel")
       => cool, chill, cool down -- (make cool or cooler; "Chill the food")

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