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Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Meaning of "quench" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUENCH

Old English ācwencan to extinguish; related to Old Frisian quinka to vanish.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUENCH

quench  [kwɛntʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUENCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quench is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb quench in English.

WHAT DOES QUENCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

quench

Quenching

In materials science, quenching is the rapid cooling of a workpiece to obtain certain material properties. It prevents low-temperature processes, such as phase transformations, from occurring by only providing a narrow window of time in which the reaction is both thermodynamically favorable and kinetically accessible. For instance, it can reduce crystallinity and thereby increase toughness of both alloys and plastics. In metallurgy, it is most commonly used to harden steel by introducing martensite, in which case the steel must be rapidly cooled through its eutectoid point, the temperature at which austenite becomes unstable. In steel alloyed with metals such as nickel and manganese, the eutectoid temperature becomes much lower, but the kinetic barriers to phase transformation remain the same. This allows quenching to start at a lower temperature, making the process much easier. High speed steel also has added tungsten, which serves to raise kinetic barriers and give the illusion that the material has been cooled more rapidly than it really has. Even cooling such alloys slowly in air has most of the desired effects of quenching.

Definition of quench in the English dictionary

The first definition of quench in the dictionary is to satisfy ; slake. Other definition of quench is to put out ; extinguish. Quench is also to put down or quell; suppress.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO QUENCH

PRESENT

Present
I quench
you quench
he/she/it quenches
we quench
you quench
they quench
Present continuous
I am quenching
you are quenching
he/she/it is quenching
we are quenching
you are quenching
they are quenching
Present perfect
I have quenched
you have quenched
he/she/it has quenched
we have quenched
you have quenched
they have quenched
Present perfect continuous
I have been quenching
you have been quenching
he/she/it has been quenching
we have been quenching
you have been quenching
they have been quenching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I quenched
you quenched
he/she/it quenched
we quenched
you quenched
they quenched
Past continuous
I was quenching
you were quenching
he/she/it was quenching
we were quenching
you were quenching
they were quenching
Past perfect
I had quenched
you had quenched
he/she/it had quenched
we had quenched
you had quenched
they had quenched
Past perfect continuous
I had been quenching
you had been quenching
he/she/it had been quenching
we had been quenching
you had been quenching
they had been quenching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will quench
you will quench
he/she/it will quench
we will quench
you will quench
they will quench
Future continuous
I will be quenching
you will be quenching
he/she/it will be quenching
we will be quenching
you will be quenching
they will be quenching
Future perfect
I will have quenched
you will have quenched
he/she/it will have quenched
we will have quenched
you will have quenched
they will have quenched
Future perfect continuous
I will have been quenching
you will have been quenching
he/she/it will have been quenching
we will have been quenching
you will have been quenching
they will have been quenching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would quench
you would quench
he/she/it would quench
we would quench
you would quench
they would quench
Conditional continuous
I would be quenching
you would be quenching
he/she/it would be quenching
we would be quenching
you would be quenching
they would be quenching
Conditional perfect
I would have quench
you would have quench
he/she/it would have quench
we would have quench
you would have quench
they would have quench
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been quenching
you would have been quenching
he/she/it would have been quenching
we would have been quenching
you would have been quenching
they would have been quenching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you quench
we let´s quench
you quench
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to quench
Past participle
quenched
Present Participle
quenching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUENCH


alebench
ˈeɪlˌbɛntʃ
bench
bɛntʃ
blench
blɛntʃ
clench
klɛntʃ
Dench
dɛntʃ
disbench
dɪsˈbɛntʃ
drench
drɛntʃ
entrench
ɪnˈtrɛntʃ
French
frɛntʃ
intrench
ɪnˈtrɛntʃ
kench
kɛntʃ
retrench
rɪˈtrɛntʃ
stench
stɛntʃ
Swiss-French
ˌswɪsˈfrɛntʃ
tench
tɛntʃ
trench
trɛntʃ
unclench
ʌnˈklɛntʃ
wench
wɛntʃ
workbench
ˈwɜːkˌbɛntʃ
wrench
rɛntʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUENCH

queest
quelea
quell
quellable
queller
Quelpart
quelquechose
queme
Quemoy
quena
quenchable
quencher
quenching
quenchless
quenchlessly
Queneau
quenelle
quep
quercetic
quercetin

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUENCH

Allen wrench
Anglo-French
backbench
Canadian French
exercise bench
front bench
hex key wrench
lug wrench
Middle French
monkey wrench
Old French
Old North French
optical bench
park bench
socket wrench
spanner wrench
the bench
the French
torque wrench
weights bench

Synonyms and antonyms of quench in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «QUENCH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «quench» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of quench

Translation of «quench» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUENCH

Find out the translation of quench to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quench from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quench» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 解 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

apagar
570 millions of speakers

English

quench
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बुझाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إخماد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

закалки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

matar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নেভান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

apaiser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghilangkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

löschen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

渇きをいやす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

> 해소하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quench
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tắt lửa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தணிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विझवणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

söndürme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

estinguere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Tłumienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гарту
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de răcire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απόσβεσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

blus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utsläckning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quench
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quench

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUENCH»

The term «quench» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.688 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUENCH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quench

EXAMPLES

4 QUOTES WITH «QUENCH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quench.
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Sarah Ban Breathnach
Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
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John Donne
He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God.
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Bae Doona
Being exposed to different production environments in Korea, Japan and the U.S. was a great experience, and each system allows you to quench your thirst in a different way.
4
Mildred S. Dresselhaus
Superconductivity helped broaden my professional phase space. When I started my work, it was already known that magnetic fields could quench superconductivity. I found that the transition was not continuous, that superconductivity was initially enhanced in the presence of magnetic fields, then it would suddenly fall off.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUENCH»

Discover the use of quench in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quench and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lily Quench and the Search for King Dragon
Thousands of years ago Queen Dragon′s beloved fiance , King Dragon, disappeared during the Great War of the Dragons.
Natalie Jane Prior, 2007
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Lily Quench and the Dragon of Ashby
Sent to face a giant, fire-breathing dragon by the evil Count - it seems things are getting a little bit heated for Lily Quench!But even though Lily discovers that she is actually the last in a long line of dragon slayers, Queen Dragon ...
Natalie Jane Prior, 2004
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Lily Quench and the Treasure of Mote Ely
Kidnapped and taken back into the past to a crumbling castle in the middle of a creepy marsh, Lily Quench searches for the long lost treasure of Mote Ely--and a way back to her own time.
Natalie Jane Prior, 2007
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Quench The Lamp
If ever a voice has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotions of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor's.
Alice Taylor, 1994
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Bioconjugate Techniques
Wrap the vial containing the reaction solution with aluminum foil to protect from light. The use of an amber vial also is suitable for this purpose. React for 15–30 minutes at room temperature. 4. Quench the reaction by the addition of 0.1ml of ...
Greg T. Hermanson, 2010
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Practical Induction Heat Treating
This section will discuss the design of the actual quench devices or outlets and the design of cooling systems. Quench outlets include spray-type quench fixtures, including various types of integral quenches in coils, quench rings, quench jets, ...
Richard E. Haimbaugh, 2001
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Handbook of Aluminum: Vol. 1: Physical Metallurgy and Processes
Table 15 Quench Factors and Measured Yield Strength for 1 ,6-mm Thick 7075- T6 Sheet [1] Measured Yield Quench path Quench Factor Strength (MPa) Cold Water, Strongly Agitated Denatured Alcohol to 290 C. then Cold water Boiling ...
George E. Totten, D. Scott MacKenzie, 2003
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Prevention and Control of Accidental Releases of Hazardous Gases
If water is selected as the quench liquid, the tank should be located indoors, if possible, to avoid freezing problems. If the tank has to be located outdoors in a cold climate, the addition of antifreeze is preferable to heat-tracing the tank, since  ...
Vasilis M. Fthenakis, 1993
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Results of Severe Fuel Damage Experiment QUENCH-15 with ...
Zusammenfassung Ergebnisse des Schwere-Störfall-Experiments QUENCH-15 mit ZIRLOTM Hüllrohren Das experimentelle Programm QUENCH am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (das frühere Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe) ermittelt den  ...
Juri Stuckert, Mirco Grosse, Ulrike Stegmaier, 2011
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Results of Severe Fuel Damage Experiment QUENCH-14 with ...
Zusammenfassung Ergebnisse des Schwere-Störfall-Experiments QUENCH-14 mit fortschrittlichem Hüllwerkstoff M5® Die QUENCH-Experimente untersuchen zum einen den Wasserstoffquellterm, der aus Wassereinspeisung in einen ...
Juri Stuckert, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUENCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quench is used in the context of the following news items.
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Quench USA, Inc. Acquires Region-X, LLC
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quench, a leading provider of high-quality filtered water and products enabled by it, announced that it ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
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Plans underway to quench Carbondale mine fire
The state Department of Environmental Protection is moving ahead with plans to quench an underground mine fire smoldering near Carbondale's Russell Park. «Scranton Times-Tribune, Jul 15»
3
El Niño unlikely to quench California desert's thirst
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — If the next big El Niño is anything like the last big El Niño, the Palm Springs area can expect a long, wet, cold — and welcome — winter ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
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Police: Intoxicated man drinks bottle of Tabasco to quench his thirst …
Police spokesman Jens Berger said Tuesday the 34-year-old was intoxicated, but it wasn't clear why he went for the bottle of Tabasco to quench his thirst. «The Advocate, Jul 15»
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Can underground aquifers quench Texas' massive thirst?
LUBBOCK, Texas - The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has already flowed into ... «CBS News, Jun 15»
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3 new-to-LA beers on tap for SoCal, just in time to quench summer …
Craft breweries from across the country are now targeting the Southland with expanded distribution, and there is a flood of new-to-L.A. brews hitting taps and ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
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TimkenSteel starts $40 million 'quench-and-temper' project
The new project is going up near other existing quench-and-temper thermal treatment facilities at the Gambrinus plant. The project is being supported by Perry ... «Akron Beacon Journal, Jun 15»
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Drought-hit Indian village looks to 'water wives' to quench thirst
Bhaagi, third wife of Sakharam Bhagat, carries a metal pitcher filled with water from a well outside Denganmal village, Maharashtra, India, April 20, 2015. «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
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Blind date: Quench my thirst
Dinner with Cupid. Blind date: Quench my thirst. Will this craft beer aficionado fall for a wine bar host? E-Mail. Share via e-mail. To. Add a message. Your e-mail. «Boston Globe, May 15»
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Enterprising Cat Uses 'Cone Of Shame' To Quench Insatiable Thirst …
This cat-repreneur has a message for its fellow felines: If you think of it as a cone of shame, they win. In a bid to reframe the disgraceful collar, this cat has instead ... «Huffington Post, May 15»

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