Definitions and translations for "quench"

Definition of quench

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Verb
1. To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst.
The library quenched her thirst for knowledge.
2. To extinguish or put out (as a fire or light.)
Then the MacManus went down. The sudden quench of the white light was how I knew it. -- Saul Bellow
3. To cool rapidly by dipping into a bath of coolant, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron.
The swordsmith quenched the sword in an oil bath so that it wouldn't shatter.
Noun
4. The abnormal termination of operation of a superconducting magnet, occurring when part of the superconducting coil enters the normal (resistive) state.
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English - English - quench

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v. satisfy a need (esp. thirst); extinguish, put out; cool by immersing in a cold liquid; repress a desire (or urge, etc.); put an end to, destroy; relieve

English - Spanish - quench

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v. apagar, extinguir, sofocar; aplacar, apaciguar

English - French - quench

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v. étancher sa soif; éteindre; refroidir; refréner (une passion); mettre fin à, supprimer; opprimer; atténuer

English - German - quench

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v. Durst löschen, stillen, kühlen; (Aufruhr) unterdrücken

English - Indonesian - quench

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v. memadamkan, memuaskan

English - Italian - quench

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v. spegnere, estinguere, levarsi, appagare; soddisfare, saziare; (fig) reprimere, soffocare, domare; (Met) temprare in acqua, raffreddare

English - Polish - quench

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v. gasić, ugasić, ostudzić, hartować, ugaszać

English - Portuguese - quench

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v. apagar (fogo, luz, sede); sufocar; extinguir; dissipar; sossegar; temperar; afogar

English - Romanian - quench

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v. înăbuşi, potoli, stinge, ţine în frâu, opri, stăvili, închide gura cuiva, răci, stinge: se stinge, piuit: a-şi lua piuitul

English - Russian - quench

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г. гасить, тушить; закаливать; удовлетворять, утолять жажду

English - Turkish - quench

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f. söndürmek, gidermek, dindirmek, bastırmak, kırmak (umut), su vermek (çelik), sulamak, ağzını tıkamak

English - Ukrainian - quench

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n. гасіння, угамування, придушення
v. гасити, придушувати, угамовувати, притупляти, вгасити

English - Dutch - quench

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ww. blussen, lessen, doven, uitdoven, dempen, bekoelen, afkoelen, verkoelen, snoeren : de mond snoeren, smoren, neerslaan

English - Greek - quench

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επίθ. άσβηστος
ρήμ. σβήνω δίψα, σβήνω, δροσίζω

English - Arabic - quench

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‏تغلب، روى، أطفأ، أخمد، هدأ، نضح الماء، سقى، برد‏

English - Chinese - quench

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(动) 压制, 抑制; 熄灭; 解; 扑灭

English - Chinese - quench

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(動) 壓制, 抑制; 熄滅; 解; 撲滅

English - Hindi - quench

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v. बुझाना, दबाना, ठंडा करना, चुप करना, शांत करना

English - Japanese - quench

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(動) いやす; 消す; 冷ます; 抑える

English - Korean - quench

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동. 갈증을 풀다, 필요를 만족시키다; 불을 끄다; 담금질 하다, 급랭하다; 욕망을 억제하다; 끝을 내다, 파괴하다; 감정을 누그러뜨리다

English - Vietnamese - quench

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v. tắt lửa, nhúng kim loại vào nước, nhúng vô dầu, nhúng vô nước, chận lại không cho nói nữa, ngắt lời người nào
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Synonyms for quench
1. moisten: douse, extinguish, smother, suffocate, stifle, choke, dampen
2. drink: gorge, satisfy, assuage, satiate, sate, flake, slake
Verb forms for quench
Present participle: quenching
Present: quench (3.person: quenches)
Past: quenched
Future: will quench
Present conditional: would quench
Present Perfect: have quenched (3.person: has quenched)
Past Perfect: had quenched
Future Perfect: will have quenched
Past conditional: would have quenched