from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to slake or satisfy: unquenchable thirst.
- adj. Impossible to suppress or destroy: unquenchable enthusiasm.
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- adj. That cannot be quenched.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not quenchable; incapable of being quenched, extinguished, allayed, or the like: as, unquenchable fire, thirst, etc.
- n. That which cannot be quenched; figuratively, one whose zeal cannot be quenched.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impossible to quench
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The information age equivalent of gold, the article asserts, is silicon -- and it calls the unquenchable search for success in the information age "siliconitis."
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.
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.
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.
The Greek word ασβεστος, meaning "unquenchable", survives as the term asbestos, a mineral once prized as a flame-retardant.
"unquenchable" is not natural fire, and consequently may be taken to be, as has already been assumed, the devouring fire of judgment and of condemnation consequent upon violation of the law of righteousness (see p. 88).
He said that “this revelry in extravagant habits, this unquenchable demand for amusements, for continuous mental intoxicants” threatened to bring the nation to its knees.
More recently, fuelled partly by the fact that each NAO inquiry – albeit commissioned by the trust – has found plenty to bash the BBC with, and also by the unquenchable desire of many MPs to treat the BBC like any other public body, demands for the NAO to have unlimited access have grown.
(If they gaze off into the distance, they will see the stark line where the emerald green of Meydan gives way to the unquenchable desert.)
He would have accomplished his plan had he lived, for his enthusiasm was unquenchable.