Adjective "quenched" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Satisfy (one's thirst) by drinking.
  1. 'He no longer quenches his thirst by drinking sodas.'
  2. 'A few glasses of the juice quenches thirst and satisfies hunger, said Elis.'
  3. 'It leaves your mouth so coated that nothing quenches your thirst, and your fingers so oily that you dare touch nothing of value for hours.'
  4. 'But the rest of you, squandering money to quench your thirst with a drink more expensive than petrol, you're just weak-willed and wet.'
  5. 'We walked under deep blue skies, quenched our thirst from mountain streams and lakes, fought off horses that thought they had more right than us to our lunch, collected herbs and revelled in the magnificent scenery.'
  6. 'Lying outside the hurricane belt, it receives little rain and must rely on the largest desalination plant in the world to quench the thirst of its population of 150,000.'
  7. 'You could drink it, but it doesn't quench thirst in the least, and it has a slightly bitter taste.'
  8. 'A friendly efficient staff is happy to help you quench your thirst by bringing you a drink from the fully stocked bar.'
  9. 'Two deer had come to drink, one keeping watch while the other quenched its thirst.'
  10. 'On Saturday night, the visitors paid a visit to a traditional Irish music session in Clancy's Pub on Leinster Street, where, after their long walk they quenched their thirst with pints of Guinness and Irish malt.'
  11. 'When he could not quench his academic thirst here, he went to Darul Uloom Deoband, the biggest Islamic Centre of learning in India and studied there for four years.'
  12. 'We need time to indulge in the things that we like doing purely for our own gratification once in a while to remind us that we, too, exist and need to quench certain desires.'
  13. 'Enroute, he quenched his thirst for academics by acquiring a doctorate degree in Industrial Management from IIT-M.'
  14. 'Human taste requires variety and something should be done to quench this yearning for variety in the desert they are wandering in.'
  15. 'At this stage - after five trophies the year before last, and a second-placed, 80-point finish last season - only one trophy can fully quench the local thirst.'
  16. 'The chasteberry (also called vitex) fruit was used for centuries to quench sexual desire, particularly in monks.'
  17. 'To quench her thirst for knowledge, Dai Yanqin, who has eight years of administrative experience in the East China Bureau of General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, is preparing for further study.'
  18. 'Later, a trip alongside the Black Sea helped quench Sorokin's inexhaustible desire to travel.'
  19. 'The then Preston manager, David Moyes, made sure that was possible, taking him to Deepdale, where he quenched his thirst for further development.'
  20. 'With these books, her uncle hoped to quench her desire for adventure, but he only increased it.'
Extinguish (a fire)
  1. 'He did not recall the incident referred to but would have advised people regularly at the time to quench cigarettes as the prohibition on smoking had been introduced about that time.'
  2. 'The couple used domestic fire extinguishers to quench the flames in the Georgian house on the Lee Road.'
  3. 'Betacarotene helps to quench the chemical fires started by free radicals, and helps to protect the skin from sunburn.'
  4. 'Many years ago, my father told me that at the English College in Rome, young would-be priests were told about the pagan legend of the Salamander - the mythical lizard that walked into fire and quenched the flames by the power of its virtue.'
  5. 'On Tuesday the Fire Brigade were called to quench two fires which had been relit from the previous night.'
  6. 'A crew from Acomb - also in uniform - arrived promptly to quench the flames before anyone was hurt.'
  7. 'With the sea flowing around it and finally quenching its flames, the simple cairn takes on a metaphorical significance linking mankind to the elemental with a real sense of pathos and mutability.'
  8. 'Sasha's father was one of the 70000 conscripts ordered in to bring in sand to quench the belching nuclear fires.'
  9. 'The brave Kiltegan man grabbed jugs of water and eventually quenched the chip-pan fire which had threatened to reduce the house to ashes.'
  10. 'The solution thus lies in a national programme to equip all fire stations countrywide so that these men and women who have to contend with fires to what they are paid to do - quench fires, protect property and save lives.'
  11. 'fury rose in him, but he quenched it'
  12. 'Even more surprising is the way we quench our feelings of guilt.'
  13. 'Neither the substance of this world nor the swelling floods of death could quench our Saviour's love for us.'
  14. 'Ineffective efforts to quench anger may be due to the fact that other emotions are fueling its fire, so ask questions about what lead up to the child's anger and investigate anger's accomplices.'
  15. 'You can't quench and suppress the human spirit and the desire for freedom forever.'
  16. 'He prefers to settle down after having quenched his curiosity.'
  17. 'Of course I merely suggested it to quench your curiosity.'
  18. 'I could think over what I felt towards him, to try and find a way to quench those irritating feelings that nagged consistently at my mind.'
  19. 'Even the terrifying thought of Max's hatred didn't quench her hopes.'
  20. 'And as she engrained scientific research upon so many students, she was able to continually quench her lifelong curiosity in scientific research through her program.'
  21. 'Try being humble - quench the temper and keep in mind the wise advice of Confucius: Be nice, go far.'
Rapidly cool (red-hot metal or other material), especially in cold water or oil.
  1. 'After being annealed, the work metal is quenched in water to free it from particles of the salt mixture.'
  2. 'The values given below have been obtained on tensile test specimens that were oil quenched from 830°C and tempered at 250°C.'
  3. 'Gray iron is usually quenched in salt, oil, or lead baths at 230 to 425°C for austempering.'
  4. 'Certain alloys that are relatively insensitive to cooling rate during quenching can be either air cooled or water quenched directly from a final hot working operation.'
  5. 'The steel is then quenched to the martensitic state and tempered at an appropriate temperature.'
  6. 'The parts were pulled from the 1,400-degree mix after soaking up the heat for up to an hour and then quenched in cold water.'
  7. 'If red hot steel is quenched in a hot decoction of mullein that preparation is useful for treating bleeding dysentery as well as increasing urination.'
  8. 'For many years, a simple press heat treatment has been practiced, in which the hot working served as the solution treatment and the hot worked product had to be rapidly quenched.'
  9. 'It is possible to quench similar steels from 1050°C to form a low carbon martensite or with lower carbon content, acicular ferrite followed by tempering to give higher properties.'
  10. 'When cast steels are quenched and tempered, the range of strength and of toughness is broadened.'
  11. 'It was proposed that the sulfur atoms would quench the fluorescence of these tryptophan residues, which appears to be the case.'
  12. 'Stimulated emission with a beam that is red-shifted with respect to the excitation wavelength can quench the fluorescence of the excited molecules.'


An act of quenching a very hot substance.
  1. 'The effectiveness of the quench will depend primarily on two factors: the geometry of the specimen, and the composition of the steel.'
  2. 'Decay rates were obtained from counting rates by using an external standard and a quench calibration curve.'
  3. 'A combination of quench rate and the presence of subgrains or hot working structure can influence strength.'
  4. 'Combinations of elements can be chosen so that the volume change is reduced and also the risk of quench cracking.'
  5. 'The front end of the tank features a quench chamber to precool the tubing and seal the vacuum compartment, and a vacuum sizing sleeve is mounted on the entrance within a water well to provide a film of water on the tube as it enters the tank.'
  6. 'If maximum properties are required, the heat treatment consists of a solution treatment at high temperature followed by a quench and then natural or artificial aging.'
  7. 'Counts were standardized with a quench curve and expressed in dpm.'
  8. 'A large number of small part ides are able to form during the quench from the solution-treating temperature and on the subsequent low-temperature precipitation heat treatment.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"terylenes can be quenched."


(quench)Old English -cwencan (in acwencan ‘put out, extinguish’), of Germanic origin.