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Definition of quench verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quench
    he / she / it quenches
    past simple quenched
    -ing form quenching
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  1. 1quench your thirst to drink so that you no longer feel thirsty synonym slake
  2. 2quench something (formal) to stop a fire from burning synonym extinguish Firefighters tried to quench the flames raging through the building.
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