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Language: Old English
Origin: cwencan

quench

verb
     
quench [transitive] formal
1

quench your thirst

DFD to stop yourself feeling thirsty, by drinking something:
We stopped at a small bar to quench our thirst.
2

quench a fire/flames

to stop a fire from burning:
a desperate bid to quench the raging flames

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