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  • verbdestroy, extinguish
  • verbsatisfy, especially thirst

synonyms for quenches

  • dampen
  • douse
  • quash
  • quell
  • snuff out
  • suppress
  • annihilate
  • check
  • choke
  • crush
  • decimate
  • demolish
  • destruct
  • dismantle
  • end
  • kill
  • moisten
  • raze
  • ruin
  • shatter
  • smother
  • stifle
  • wreck
  • knock down
  • put down
  • put out

antonyms for quenches

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  • dry
  • encourage
  • aid
  • assist
  • bear
  • begin
  • build
  • construct
  • create
  • fix
  • give birth
  • help
  • release
  • repair
  • start
  • dissatisfy
  • set
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How to use quenches in a sentence

It cools the mouth, quenches the thirst, stimulates the desire to be at them again, and improves the play.
THE GOLD BATP. G. WODEHOUSE
The world of that time had seen many persons die as calmly as a funeral pile quenches when the fuel in it is consumed.
LET US FOLLOW HIMHENRYK SIENKIEWICZ
Emancipation without duty is a mirage of pleasure which raises thirst but never quenches it.
THE WOMEN OF TOMORROWWILLIAM HARD
Harsh feelings produce harsh usage, and this by reaction quenches the sentiments that gave it birth.
RETURN OF THE NATIVETHOMAS HARDY
Or it is drunk and quenches thirst; but it also brings on typhoid fever, being not merely water, but water plus germs.
ESSAYS IN EXPERIMENTAL LOGICJOHN DEWEY
The hero quenches the light (which is a magic one) smites his foe on the head and kills him, and then rekindles the lamp.
BEOWULFR. W. CHAMBERS
A Westfalia ham makes a man drink; drink quenches thirst: ergo a Westfalia ham quenches thirst.
THE ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, COMPLETEMICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
A yellow solution of picric acid also allows the green to pass, but quenches all the more refrangible light.
SIX LECTURES ON LIGHTJOHN TYNDALL
Sickness comes, and they thirst from fever—water quenches their burning desire.
FACTS FOR THE KIND-HEARTED OF ENGLAND!JASPER W. ROGERS
(He quenches his cigar angrily on Bloom's ear) Where's that Goddamned cursed ashtray?
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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