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Definition of Quench


  1. To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.
  2. To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.
  3. To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.
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