Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of quench.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. subdued or overcome
  • adj. allayed

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Examples

  • Sudden thirst that cannot be quenched is a major symptom of diabetes type 1, so one must get straight to the doctor or hospital with a urine sample if this happens.

    All Things Girl » All Things Girl » Blog Archive » Diabetes, know the signs

  • And so, around midday on September 19, 2008, the connection "quenched" - which means a super-conducting cable suddenly lost its super-conductivity, turning into an ordinarily conductive wire that couldn't take the 11,000 amps of electricity.

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  • Indeed, Dr. Harmon laid the groundwork for the whole antioxidant industry when he demonstrated that free radicals are "quenched" by antioxidants.

    David Perlmutter, M.D.: How Free Radicals Speed Up The Aging Process

  • This first issue kind of quenched my thirst so to speak for a Spirit tale that seems to have some sort of direction and handle on the character and how he operates.

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  • Coverslips were rinsed in PBS and free aldehyde groups were "quenched" using two consecutive 5 min incubations in 1 mg/ml NaBH

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  • But his body had now begun to chill and he was shivering, so that when be tried to add the first twigs his hand shook and the tiny flame was quenched.

    First Version of To Build A Fire

  • Jacobs and all the poisonous flame of him would have been quenched in the everlasting darkness.

    CHAPTER XIV

  • A chance blow from any one of those four enormous floundering hoofs could have put out and quenched forever the light and sparkle of that superb, white-bodied, fire-animated woman.

    CHAPTER IX

  • Why don't - 'But the crash of meat and boxes, in the cache, abruptly quenched this peremptory summons.

    THE PRIESTLY PREROGATIVE

  • The strong, the alert, we have all been quenched now, and the sweet roses bless us by being thrown down at the threshold, and still another ghost of the rose keeps questioning after me — Who can it be now, who carries his name inside her?

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