Slake Definition

slaked, slakes, slaking
slaked, slakes, slaking
To allay or make (thirst, desire, etc.) less active or intense by satisfying; assuage; satisfy.
Webster's New World
To become slaked.
Webster's New World
To satisfy (a craving); quench.
Slaked her thirst.
American Heritage
To cause (a fire) to die down or go out.
Webster's New World
To produce a chemical change in (lime) by combination with water.
Slaked lime is calcium hydroxide.
Webster's New World

Origin of Slake

  • Middle English slaken to abate from Old English slacian from slæc slack, sluggish slack1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English slaken (“to render slack, to slake"), from Old English sleacian, from sleac (“slack").

    From Wiktionary

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