quench | unquenchable

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satisfy or put an end to something

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quench - satisfy

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To ‘quench’ is to quell or suppress something, typically by damping, decreasing, or satisfying it. This formal word was once used solely to refer to extinguishing a fire, but has since expanded to include a wide range of things from desires to thirst. Something that cannot be neutralized in this way is described as being ‘unquenchable’.

Synonyms satiate,slake

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  1. After hours toiling in the field under a baking sun, it took more than a litre of water to quench my thirst.

  2. Much to our frustration, every time we tried to light a fire at the campsite it was quenched by the heavy rain.

  3. One of Fiona’s best assets is her seemingly unquenchable desire for knowledge. She is always looking for ways to broaden her mind.

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