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quenchverb [T]

uk   /kwentʃ/  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.
(Definition of quench from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quenchverb [T]

 us   /kwentʃ/
to satisfy a need to drink by drinking liquid, or to stop fire from burning: We quenched our thirst at a mountain spring. Heavy rains quenched the fire.
(Definition of quench from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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