Adjective "Quenched" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Quenched


    Definition:

    1. to slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).

    2. to put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).

    3. to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.

    4. to subdue or destroy; overcome; quell: to quench an uprising.

    5. Electronics. to terminate (the flow of electrons in a vacuum tube) by application of a voltage.

    Origin:
    quench

    Examples:

    "terylenes can be quenched."