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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLAKE

Blake descended on the other side, to water his horse and slake his own thirst.

There were no trees to give the men shade, or springs to slake their thirst.

No "Coaley" was ever let to slake his thirst at the Stag o' Tyne.

But even now, hot and weary, he refused adequately to slake his thirst.

On arrival at the underwood, all dismount; but only to slake their thirst, as that of their horses.

I had, however, to seek for a path by which I could descend, before I could slake my thirst.

Not a drop of water was discoverable, where a bird might slake its thirst.

We carried, however, enough in our water-bottles to slake our own thirst.

And I—when did I ever order you to slake your thirst for blood in that of the sick and suffering?

When they have discovered this, no dangers can deter them from attempting to slake their thirst.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English sleacian, slacian "become slack or remiss; slacken an effort" (intransitive); "delay, retard" (transitive), from slæc "lax" (see slack (adj.)). Transitive sense of "make slack" is from late 12c. Sense of "allay, diminish in force, quench, extinguish" (in reference to thirst, hunger, desire, wrath, etc.) first recorded early 14c. via notion of "make slack or inactive." Related: Slaked; slaking.

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