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  • verb rare, transitive To quench; extinguish (fire, pain, malice, enemies, etc.)

Etymologies

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From Middle English adweschen, from Old English ādwǣscan ("to extinguish, quench, put out, put an end to, put down, suppress, staunch, blot out, appease, destroy"), from Proto-Germanic *uz- (“out”) + Proto-Germanic *dwaiskijanan (“to suffocate”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (“to dwindle, die”). Compare adush.

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