Definition of quench verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    quench

     verb
    verb
    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
     
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  1. 1quench your thirst to drink so that you no longer feel thirsty synonym slake See related entries: Thirst
  2. 2quench something (formal) to stop a fire from burning synonym extinguish Firemen tried to quench the flames raging through the building.
  3. Word Origin Old English -cwencan (in acwencan ‘put out, extinguish’), of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quench