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 for quench
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quench \Quench\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quenched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Quenching.] [OE. quenchen, AS. cwencan in [=a]cwencan, to
     extinguish utterly, causative of cwincan, [=a]cwincan, to
     decrease, disappear; cf. AS. cw[imac]nan, [=a]cw[imac]nan, to
     waste or dwindle away.]
     1. To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of
        flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of
        sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a
        candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.
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              Ere our blood shall quench that fire. --Shak.
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              The supposition of the lady's death
              Will quench the wonder of her infamy. --Shak.
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     2. To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.
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     Syn: To extinguish; still; stifle; allay; cool; check.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quench \Quench\, v. i.
     To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.
     [R.]
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           Dost thou think in time
           She will not quench!                     --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quench
      v 1: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
           [syn: quench, slake, allay, assuage]
      2: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be
         extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be
         contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
         [syn: snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench] [ant:
         ignite, light]
      3: electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off
         in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or
         discharge) in a component or device
      4: suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent";
         "quench a rebellion" [syn: squelch, quell, quench]
      5: reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in
         (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable
         substance
      6: cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid;
         "quench steel"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "quench":
     allay, appease, asphyxiate, assuage, blow out, blunt, bottle up,
     censor, chill, choke, choke off, clamp down on, cool, cork,
     cork up, crack down on, crush, damp, damp down, dampen, deflect,
     destroy, deter, disaffect, discourage, disincline, disinterest,
     distract, divert, douse, drown, extinguish, feast, feed, gag,
     gratify, hold down, indispose, jump on, keep down, keep under,
     kill, muzzle, out, overcome, pour water on, put, put down, put off,
     put out, quash, quell, reduce, regale, repel, repress, sate,
     satiate, satisfy, shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on,
     slack, slake, smash, smother, snuff, snuff out, squash, squelch,
     stamp out, stanch, stifle, strangle, stultify, subdue, suffocate,
     suppress, surfeit, throttle, trample out, trample underfoot,
     turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, wean from
  
  

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