1. (physics) The abnormal termination of operation of a superconducting magnet, occurring when part of the superconducting coil enters the normal (resistive) state.
1. satisfy (thirst)
- The cold water quenched his thirst
2. put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
- quench the flames
Similar word(s): extinguish
Definition categories: weather
3. electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
4. suppress or crush completely
- quench a rebellion
5. reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
6. cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
- quench steel
Sentences with quench as a verb:
- The library quenched her thirst for knowledge.
- Then the MacManus went down. The sudden quench of the white light was how I knew it. -- Saul Bellow
- The swordsmith quenched the sword in an oil bath so that it wouldn't shatter.