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- n. The extinction of any of several physical properties.
- n. The rapid cooling of a hot metal object, by placing it in a liquid, in order to harden it.
- v. Present participle of quench.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of extinguishing; also, the state of being extinguished.
- n. In metallurgy, a method of producing a hard crust on molten metal for convenience in removing it in small plates or disks, called sometimes rosettes, instead of allowing it to solidify in one mass. See rosette.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
From quench + -ing. (Wiktionary)