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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quench v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quenched p. pr. & vb. n. Quenching.]
 1. To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.
    Ere our blood shall quench that fire.   --Shak.
 The supposition of the lady's death
 Will quench the wonder of her infamy.   --Shak.
 2. To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.
 Syn: -- To extinguish; still; stifle; allay; cool; check.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: allayed; "his thirst quenched he was able to continue" [syn:
              satisfied, slaked]
      2: subdued or overcome; "the quelled rebellion"; "an uprising
         quenched almost before it started"; "a squelched rumor"
         [syn: quelled, squelched]