verb (used with object)
to slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).
to put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).
to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.
to subdue or destroy; overcome; quell:
to quench an uprising.
Electronics. to terminate (the flow of electrons in a vacuum tube) by application of a voltage.
to satisfy (one’s thirst, desires, etc); slake
to put out (a fire, flame, etc); extinguish
to put down or quell; suppress: to quench a rebellion
to cool (hot metal) by plunging it into cold water
(physics) to reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
Old English acwencan “to quench” (of fire, light), from Proto-Germanic *cwandjan, probably a causative form of root of Old English cwincan “to go out, be extinguished,” Old Frisian kwinka. Related: Quenched; quenching.
[kyoo] /kyu/ noun, Chiefly California. 1. . 1. . abbreviation 1. Quebec Quebec
/French kəno/ noun 1. Raymond (rɛmɔ̃). 1903–76. French writer, influenced in the 1920s by surrealism. His novels include Zazie dans le métro (1959)
[kwench-lis] /ˈkwɛntʃ lɪs/ adjective 1. not capable of being ; unquenchable.
[kwen-tn] /ˈkwɛn tn/ noun 1. a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning “fifth.”. masc. proper name, from French, from Latin Quin(c)tianus, from quintus “the fifth.” Roman children in large families often were named for their birth order (e.g. Sextius; also cf. Octavian). “[P]opular in France from the cult of St Quentin […]
[kwur-si-tin] /ˈkwɜr sɪ tɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a yellow, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C 1 5 H 1 0 O 7 , obtained from the bark of the quercitron and other vegetable substances, used as a yellow dye; flavin. /ˈkwɜːsɪtɪn/ noun 1. a yellow crystalline pigment found naturally in the rind and bark of many […]