Dictionary Results for quenching


1. quenching - noun

· the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the extinction of the lights"

Synonym(s): extinction, extinguishing

Hypernym(s): termination, ending, conclusion




2. quench - verb

· satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"

Synonym(s): slake, allay, assuage

Hypernym(s): fit, conform_to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil




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"

Synonym(s): snuff_out, blow_out, extinguish




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

Hypernym(s): suppress, stamp_down, subdue, conquer




5. quench - verb

· suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"

Synonym(s): squelch, quell

Hypernym(s): suppress, stamp_down, subdue, conquer




6. quench - verb

· reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

Hypernym(s): reduce, cut_down, cut_back, trim, trim_down, trim_back, cut, bring_down




7. quench - verb

· cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid; "quench steel"

Hypernym(s): cool, chill, cool_down





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