Quite right, boys,” said Jackman; “besides, milk is not good for quenching thirst.
We fools are compromising the safety of all by quenching this light.
There was something touching in this exit; in the quenching of so kind and bright a little life under the dark billows of death.
This is best done by heating to a full red and quenching in mercury.
The most common method of effecting this is by quenching it in the coldest water.
Everything was unheeded but the mad raging desire of quenching their thirst.
Then a signal rocket, hissing into the quenching rain, told him of his fellow's distress.
With the quenching of the fire they were left in smothering darkness.
Hardening is performed the more efficiently the more rapidly the quenching is done.
These afford them protection, as well as a means of quenching thirst.
Old English acwencan "to quench" (of fire, light), from Proto-Germanic *cwandjan, probably a causative form of root of Old English cwincan "to go out, be extinguished," Old Frisian kwinka. Related: Quenched; quenching.
quenching quench·ing (kwěn'chĭng)
The process of extinguishing, removing, or diminishing a physical property such as heat or light.
The shifting of the energy spectrum from a true to a lower energy that occurs in liquid scintillation counting of beta emissions; caused by interfering materials in the counting solution, including foreign chemicals.