To quench one's thirst.
To quench fire with water.
Mineral water quenched our thirst.
Then the MacManus went down. The sudden quench of the white light was how I knew it. -- Saul Bellow.
The disapproval of my colleagues quenched my enthusiasm for the plan.
An example of to quench is to have a cold drink when thirsty.
An example of to quench is to put out a fire.
Origin of quench
- Middle English quenchen from Old English -cwencan (in ācwencan to quench)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English acwenÄ‹an.