Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Impossible to slake or satisfy.
  • adjective Impossible to suppress or destroy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not quenchable; incapable of being quenched, extinguished, allayed, or the like: as, unquenchable fire, thirst, etc.
  • noun That which cannot be quenched; figuratively, one whose zeal cannot be quenched.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That cannot be quenched.

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

  • adjective impossible to quench

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The information age equivalent of gold, the article asserts, is silicon -- and it calls the unquenchable search for success in the information age "siliconitis."

    Enterprise Resilience Management Blog

  • Actually, according to orthodox Christian dogma, eternal hell isn't just "separation from God," as in "Oh crap, God stuck me out here on this lonely planet where He never ventures," but literal torture in some kind of unquenchable inferno.

    Dallas Methodist bishop to local pastor: Gay is not exactly OK | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • They are known for their playfulness with language, love of long, sprawling sentences, and, above all, a kind of unquenchable honesty, a wrestling with memory and the world as it is.

    The Bard of Berkeley

  • She chose the pen name Uluithiel -- "unquenchable" in Elvish -- and posted her stories to Lord of the Rings slash archives on sites such as fanfiction. net, where she quickly discovered the joys of reader feedback.

    Chicago Reader

  • The Greek word ασβεστος, meaning "unquenchable", survives as the term asbestos, a mineral once prized as a flame-retardant.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The Greek word ασβεστος, meaning "unquenchable", survives as the term asbestos, a mineral once prized as a flame-retardant.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The Greek word ασβεστος, meaning "unquenchable", survives as the term asbestos, a mineral once prized as a flame-retardant.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The Greek word ασβεστος, meaning "unquenchable", survives as the term asbestos, a mineral once prized as a flame-retardant.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The Greek word ασβεστος, meaning "unquenchable", survives as the term asbestos, a mineral once prized as a flame-retardant.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The Greek word ασβεστος, meaning "unquenchable", survives as the term asbestos, a mineral once prized as a flame-retardant.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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