1. [ verb ] satisfy (thirst)
Synonyms: allay assuage slake

"The cold water quenched his thirst"

Related terms: meet consume
2. [ verb ] (electronics) electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
Related terms: restrain
3. [ verb ] (physics) physics: reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
Related terms: reduce physics
4. [ verb ] suppress or crush completely
Synonyms: quell squelch

"squelch any sign of dissent" "quench a rebellion"

Related terms: suppress suppression squelch
5. [ verb ] put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
Synonyms: obliterate blow_out snuff_out extinguish

"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained" "quench the flames" "snuff out the candles"

Related terms: ignite black_out douse extinction
6. [ verb ] cool by plunging into cold water

"quench metal"

Related terms: cool
Similar spelling:   Quang