- 1Quench or satisfy (one’s thirst): slake your thirst with citron presséMore example sentences
- With care he crouched and drank, filling a mouth that seemed always parched, striving to slake a thirst he could no longer quench.
- It is a local drink and definitely slakes the thirst.
- In a nearby lake a horse slakes its innocuous thirst as vehemently as the peasants.
- 1.1Satisfy (desires): restaurants worked to slake the Italian obsession with foodMore example sentences
- All these sacrificial offerings might slake a predator's desires.
- Seasonal workers are run ragged at this time of year, trying to slake the desires of Christmas-crazed consumers like me.
- ‘Our blood lust was slaked by the destruction of Ajin and Nagin,’ Quint said.
- 2Combine (quicklime) with water to produce calcium hydroxide: slake the lime within a day or two of purchaseMore example sentences
- Hydrated slaked lime is slaked quicklime that has reacted with water to form calcium hydroxide.
- In the desert there will remain some stones, a whole gigantic ruin slowly split and slaked by waters and wind, mastic trees, frost.
- With water it is slaked; and then slowly absorbs or fixes air or gas again to turn back into the starting substance.
Old English slacian 'become less eager', also 'slacken', from the adjective slæc 'slack'; compare with Dutch slaken 'diminish, relax'.