1. [Verb]: reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

2. [Verb]: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"

3. [Verb]: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"

4. [Verb]: cool by plunging into cold water; "quench metal"

5. [Verb]: suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"

6. [Verb]: electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device

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