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  • cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
    • quench steel
  • reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
  • suppress or crush completely
    • squelch any sign of dissent
    • quench a rebellion
  • electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
  • 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
  • satisfy (thirst)
    • The cold water quenched his thirst
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