- 1quench your thirst to drink so that you no longer feel thirsty synonym slake See related entries: Thirst
- 2quench something (formal) to stop a fire from burning synonym extinguish Firemen tried to quench the flames raging through the building. Word Origin Old English -cwencan (in acwencan ‘put out, extinguish’), of Germanic origin.
BrE BrE//kwentʃ//; NAmE NAmE//kwentʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quench
BrE BrE//kwentʃ//; NAmE NAmE//kwentʃ//he / she / it quenches
BrE BrE//ˈkwentʃɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwentʃɪz//past simple quenched
BrE BrE//kwentʃt//; NAmE NAmE//kwentʃt//past participle quenched
BrE BrE//kwentʃt//; NAmE NAmE//kwentʃt//-ing form quenching
BrE BrE//ˈkwentʃɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwentʃɪŋ//Thirst