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Definition of Quench

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.

Quench Quotations

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
William Shakespeare

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Vincent Van Gogh

Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God.
John Donne

Superconductivity helped broaden my professional phase space. When I started my work, it was already known that magnetic fields could quench superconductivity. I found that the transition was not continuous, that superconductivity was initially enhanced in the presence of magnetic fields, then it would suddenly fall off.
Mildred S. Dresselhaus
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