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      vb   tr  
1    to satisfy (one's thirst, desires, etc.); slake  
2    to put out (a fire, flame, etc.); extinguish  
3    to put down or quell; suppress  
to quench a rebellion     
4    to cool (hot metal) by plunging it into cold water  
5      (Physics)   to reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance  
6      (Electronics)  
a    to suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit  
b    to suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device  
     (Old English acwencan to extinguish; related to Old Frisian quinka to vanish)  
   quenchable             adj  
  quencher      n  
  quenchless      adj  
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