quench

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  • Do what they would to him, they would never quench that while life remained. Cited from The Rocks of Valpre, by Ethel May Dell
  • Don't tell them he was nine years old when it was quenched. Cited from Ulysses, by James Joyce
  • In many places they seemed quenched for a long time, then suddenly broke out again. Cited from Debit and Credit, by Gustav Freytag
  • He has something within him that can never be quenched and which will lead him from victory to victory. Cited from Within You is the Power, by Henry Thomas Hamblin
  • Fish oil is good for quenching although in some cases warm water will give excellent results. Cited from The Working of Steel, by Fred H. Colvin and A. Juthe
  • We know however that they didn't quite quench it in him. Cited from Afoot in England, by W.H. Hudson
  • The light was in it once more that had been so quenched by her father's death. Cited from M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur", by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  • The old man has gone, I hope, where there is no fire to be quenched. Cited from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. I, by Ambrose Bierce
  • Other points are the one where the birds come to quench their thrust.
  • His thirst for knowledge could not be quenched through modern education system alone.
  • You know also how any higher emotional tendency will quench a lower one. Cited from Talks to Teachers and Students, by William James
  • I saw, even then, that if the light of her soul had been quenched, she might appear plain. Cited from The Jervaise Comedy, by J. D. Beresford
  • The last flame was quenched and the boys could take a much-needed rest. Cited from The Young Firemen of Lakeville, by Frank V Webster
  • His love was strong as death; many waters could not quench it. Cited from The Angels' Song, by Thomas Guthrie
  • I know but one thing in heaven or earth that will quench it, and that is life-blood. Cited from The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons, by Ellice Hopkins
  • It is little that men quench the violence of fire, and receive their dead raised to life again. Cited from Among the Forces, by Henry White Warren
  • The sight apparently had the effect of quenching his desire for song. Cited from Psmith, Journalist, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • But who can say that science will not some day quench the thirst for what lies beyond us? Cited from Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Complete, Zola
  • She could no more extinguish the sacred fire than quench her own existence. Cited from The Hand But Not the Heart, by T.S. Arthur
  • Can you believe that the soul which looked out of those eyes can be quenched in endless night? Cited from The Grimke Sisters, by Catherine H. Birney
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Meaning of quench

  • verb Satisfy (thirst)
    The cold water quenched his thirst
  • 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
  • verb Reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
  • verb Cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
    quench steel