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


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

      n : the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the
          extinction of the lights" [syn: extinction, extinguishing]