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

     

    slake

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//sleɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sleɪk//
     
    (literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slake
    BrE BrE//sleɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sleɪk//
     
    he / she / it slakes
    BrE BrE//sleɪks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sleɪks//
     
    past simple slaked
    BrE BrE//sleɪkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sleɪkt//
     
    past participle slaked
    BrE BrE//sleɪkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sleɪkt//
     
    -ing form slaking
    BrE BrE//ˈsleɪkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsleɪkɪŋ//
     
    Thirst
     
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  1. 1slake your thirst to drink so that you no longer feel thirsty synonym quench See related entries: Thirst
  2. 2slake something to satisfy a desire
  3. Word Origin Old English slacian ‘become less eager’, also ‘slacken’, from the adjective slæc ‘slack’; compare with Dutch slaken ‘diminish, relax’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: slake