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  Words related to quench

Related / Similar Words: squelch, quell, slake, allay, assuage, snuff out, blow out, extinguish

 

Definition:
  • cool by plunging into cold water; "quench metal";
  • reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance;
  • suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion";
  • satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst";
  • electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device;
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: douse, put out, black out

     

    Entailments: consume, ingest, take in, take, have

     

    Derivational Morphology: suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, put-down, squelch, squelcher, takedown, squelch circuit, extinction, extinguishing, quenching, fire extinguisher, extinguisher, asphyxiator

     

     
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