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quench

verb [T] uk   us   /kwentʃ/
to drink liquid so that you stop being thirsty: When it's hot, it's best to quench your thirst with water. literary to use water to put out a fire: The flames were quenched by heavy rain. to satisfy a need or wish: Her thirst for knowledge will never be quenched.
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