Definition of quench
- quench Verb To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst.
- quench Verb To extinguish or put out (as a fire or light.)
- quench Verb To cool rapidly by dipping into a bath of coolant, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron.
- quench Noun The abnormal termination of operation of a superconducting magnet, occurring when part of the superconducting coil enters the normal (resistive) state.