quench Definitions


a rapid change of the parameters of a physical system.


to rapidly change the parameters of a physical system.

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  • applying moisturizer after a shower or bath helps lock in hydration and minimizes the flaking of psoriatic scales. dr. wu advises patients to pat dry after a shower — rubbing can irritate skin — and use a moisturizer with rich emollients, such as glycerin and shea butter. dr. wu suggests trying olay body quench mousse in the morning, because it absorbs quickly, and the heavier olay body quench body lotion in the evening. everydayhealth.com

  • the goddess arranged for narcissus—exhausted and parched from the hunt—to stop and quench his thirst at a pool on mount helicon. the waters of this pool had never been disturbed by birds or animals or even leaves falling from the trees. as he knelt over the water and bent down to scoop up some water, narcissus caught sight of his reflection. the image he saw was so beautiful that he fell in love at first sight. factmonster.com

  • a segregation of the turkish fleet: for do but stand upon the foaming shore, the chidden billow seems to pelt the clouds; the wind-shaked surge, with high and monstrous mane, seems to cast water on the burning bear, and quench the guards of the ever-fixed pole: i never did like molestation view on the enchafed flood. infoplease.com

  • 25. wood quench tower, chemical tank on right, hot gas pipes between coke ovens and compressor building xx), coal conveyor to pulverizer building on right, water tank to left of quench tower. looking north/northwest - rouge steel company, 3001 miller road, dearborn, wayne county, mi 5 x 7 in.haer mi-325-25 | haer mi-325-25 loc.gov

  • the best and healthiest way to quench your thirst is always with refreshing, zero-calorie water. but there's nothing wrong with having a smoothie or other yummy frozen drink to perk up your lazy afternoon or energize your morning -- as long as you know how to choose one that won't wreck your diet. medicinenet.com

  • the mri magnetic field is very strong and may always be on. thus, a ferromagnetic object (eg, an oxygen tank, a metal pole) at the entrance of the scanning room may be pulled into the magnet bore at high velocity and injure anyone in its path. the only way to separate the object from the magnet may be to turn off (quench) the magnetic field. merckmanuals.com