What Does Quench Mean?


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The word 'quench' means to cause a fire or some kind of light. It is similar to terms like douse or extinguish, which are often used in the same context. In another context, the word 'quench' means simply to satisfy, especially used in the case of thirst. For example, "he bought a bottle of water to quench his thirst" or, "her suffering quenched his thirst for revenge".

In the area of science and chemistry, a quench is the word used to describe quick cooling. Quenching is often used to avoid low temperature procedures like phase transformations by giving a small period of time in which the reaction is conducive to thermodynamics and kinetics as well. A quench is also used in metallurgy to make steel harder.

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