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noun
  1. the process of making something square; squaring
  2. (mathematics) the process of constructing a square having the same area as a given plane figure, or of computing that area
  3. (astronomy) a situation in which three celestial bodies form a right-angled triangle
  4. (physics) the condition in which the phase angle between two alternating quantities is 90°
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verb (quench, es)
  1. To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst.
The library quenched her thirst for knowledge.
  1. To extinguish or put out (as a fire or light.)
Then the MacManus? went down. The sudden of the white light was how I knew it. -- Saul Bellow
  1. 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.

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