- the process of making something square; squaring
(mathematics) the process of constructing a square having the same area as a given plane figure, or of computing that area
(astronomy) a situation in which three celestial bodies form a right-angled triangle
(physics) the condition in which the phase angle between two alternating quantities is 90°
verb (quench, es)
- 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 of the white light was how I knew it. -- Saul Bellow
The swordsmith quenched the sword in an oil bath so that it wouldn't shatter.
- To cool rapidly by dipping into a bath of coolant, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron.