Definition of "quencher" []

  • To satisfy (one's thirst, desires, etc); slake (verb)
  • To put out (a fire, flame, etc); extinguish (verb)
  • To put down or quell; suppress (verb)
  • To cool (hot metal) by plunging it into cold water (verb)
  • To reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance (verb)
  • To suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit (verb)
  • To suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device (verb)
  • Something that quenches (thirst, fire, etc.) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "quencher" in a sentence
  • "Try the thin-crust pizzas and the Top Heavy Hefeweizen, a great thirst quencher."
  • "The thyroid uses glutathione, a combination of three amino acids (glycine, glutamine, and cysteine), protectively as an antioxidant or free radical quencher and as a cofactor that makes it possible for one of its most important enzymes (5'-deiodinase) to work (6)."
  • "I had hoped to tell you about learning the word "désaltérant" (from my brother-in-law, who declared my home-brewed iced-tea a great thirst-quencher!), this, while lunching at our picnic table, where we chatted about sports (my being polite to him) and flowers (his being polite to me), and wine (our being polite to Jean-Marc)."