Definition of quench

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