- To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst.
#:The library quenched her thirst for knowledge.
- 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
- 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.
French: apaiser, Ã©tancher
Portuguese: saciar, matar a sede
trans-top|extinguish a flame
trans-top|cool rapidly by immersion