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verb [with object]
1satisfy (one’s thirst) by drinking. satisfy (a desire):he only pursued her to quench an aching need 2extinguish (a fire):firemen hauled on hoses in a desperate bid to quench the flames stifle or suppress (a feeling):fury rose in him, but he quenched it rapidly cool (red-hot metal or other material), especially in cold water or oil. Physics
& Electronics suppress or damp (an effect such as luminescence, or an oscillation or discharge).
an act of quenching something very hot.