|1.||[ verb ] satisfy (thirst)|
|Synonyms:||allay assuage slake|
"The cold water quenched his thirst"
|Related terms:||meet consume|
|2.||[ verb ] (electronics) electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device|
|3.||[ verb ] (physics) physics: reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance|
|Related terms:||reduce physics|
|4.||[ verb ] suppress or crush completely|
"squelch any sign of dissent" "quench a rebellion"
|Related terms:||suppress suppression squelch|
|5.||[ verb ] put out, as of fires, flames, or lights|
|Synonyms:||obliterate blow_out snuff_out extinguish|
"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained" "quench the flames" "snuff out the candles"
|Related terms:||ignite black_out douse extinction|
|6.||[ verb ] cool by plunging into cold water|