Definition of QUENCH

verb : QUENCH

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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. (

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

  • 6. (

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

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