IPA: kwˈɛntʃ


  • The act of quenching something; the fact of being quenched.
  • (physics) The abnormal termination of operation of a superconducting magnet, occurring when part of the superconducting coil enters the normal (resistive) state.
  • (physics) A rapid change of the parameters of a physical system.


  • (transitive) To satisfy, especially a literal or figurative thirst.
  • (transitive) To extinguish or put out (as a fire or light).
  • (transitive, metallurgy) To cool rapidly by direct contact with liquid coolant, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron.
  • (transitive, chemistry) To terminate or greatly diminish (a chemical reaction) by destroying or deforming the remaining reagents.
  • (transitive, physics) To rapidly change the parameters of a physical system.
  • (transitive, physics) To rapidly terminate the operation of a superconducting electromagnet by causing part or all of the magnet's windings to enter the normal, resistive state.

Examples of "quench" in Sentences

  • The first step is to quench the revert war.
  • Pouring oil on the fire is not the way to quench it.
  • The faucet allows the travelers to quench their thirst.
  • The idea is to quench the thirst of the deceased person.
  • The assay is based on the collisional quenching of them.
  • Underground reservoir quenches Kandahar Airfield's thirst.
  • The article was created to quench the India bashing thirst.
  • THe end of the program did not quench her thirst for writing.
  • A detailed description of the quenching process is reported in.
  • He quenched the thirst of souls with the water of his spiritual Support.
  • A quench occurs when part of a magnet heats up, causing its superconducting properties to be lost.
  • The failure, known as a quench, caused around 100 of the LHC's super-cooled magnets to heat up by as much as 100C.
  • On Friday, a failure, known as a quench, caused around 100 of the LHC's super-cooled magnets to heat up by as much as 100C.
  • Coke comes out of the ovens at more than 1,000 degrees and goes to what's called a "quench tower" to be drenched with thousands of gallons of water.
  • A quench occurs when part of a superconducting magnet heats up and becomes resistant to electrical current; the magnet essentially starts to lose its superconducting properties.
  • But through an innovative use of a laboratory tool called a quench-flow machine-a machine that allows for extreme precision in the stopping, or "quenching," of a reaction-the team was able to look at what was going on over intervals of just 10 milliseconds in both yeast and human proteins.
  • In addition, superconductivity was not particularly well understood at the time, especially the effects that would cause a magnet to dramatically and suddenly lose its superconducting powers, a phenomenon known as a "quench" that is invariably accompanied by a loud bang and a scurry to find the exit as the magnetic energy is suddenly dissipated.

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