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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 quench /ˈkwɛnʧ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 淬火; 熄火

From: Network Terminology


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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quench, v. i. To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool. [R.]
 Dost thou think in time
 She will not quench!   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst" [syn:
            slake, allay, assuage]
      2: 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"
         [syn: snuff out, blow out, extinguish] [ant: ignite]
      3: electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off
         in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or
         discharge) in a component or device
      4: suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent";
         "quench a rebellion" [syn: squelch, quell]
      5: reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in
         (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable
      6: cool by plunging into cold water; "quench metal"