Definition of “quench” - English Dictionary


“quench” in English

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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)

“quench” in American English

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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)