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1. allay, assuage, quench, slake

satisfy (thirst)

Example Sentences:
'The cold water quenched his thirst'

2. abate, slack, slake

make less active or intense

3. slack, slake

cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

Example Sentences:
'slack lime'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of slake
1. (transitive) literary
to satisfy (thirst, desire, etc)
2. (transitive) poetic
to cool or refresh
3. Also: slack
to undergo or cause to undergo the process in which lime reacts with water or moist air to produce calcium hydroxide
4. archaic
to make or become less active or intense

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see synonyms of slake
verb transitiveWord forms: slaked or ˈslaking
to allay or make (thirst, desire, etc.) less active or intense by satisfying; assuage; satisfy
to cause (a fire) to die down or go out
to produce a chemical change in (lime) by combination with water
slaked lime is calcium hydroxide
4.  Obsolete
to lessen, reduce, or relieve
5.  Obsolete
to lessen the tension of
verb intransitive
to become slaked or undergo slaking, as lime, thirst, etc.
7.  Archaic
to become less active or intense; slacken

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of slake
v. slaked, slak·ing, slakes
a. To satisfy (a craving); quench: slaked her thirst.
b. Archaic To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate: slaking his anger.
2. To combine (lime) chemically with water or moist air.
To undergo a slaking process; crumble or disintegrate, as lime.

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