an act of quenching a very hot substance. 1satisfy (one’s thirst) by drinking. satisfy (a desire):he only pursued her to quench an aching need 2extinguish (a fire):firemen hauled on hoses in a desperate bid to quench the flames stifle or suppress (a feeling):fury rose in him, but he quenched it dated reduce (someone) to silence:she quenched Anne by a curt command to hold her tongue
3rapidly cool (red-hot metal or other material), especially in cold water or oil. Physics
& Electronics suppress or damp (an effect such as luminescence, or an oscillation or discharge).
- noun (chiefly Physics & Metallurgy)
- adjective ( literary)