1. quenching - noun
· the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the extinction of the lights"
2. quench - verb
· satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
3. quench - verb
· put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
4. quench - verb
· electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
5. quench - verb
· suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
6. quench - verb
· reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
7. quench - verb
· cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid; "quench steel"
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