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Definition of "slake" [slake]

  • To satisfy (a craving); quench: slaked her thirst. (verb-transitive)
  • To lessen the force or activity of; moderate: slaking his anger. (verb-transitive)
  • To cool or refresh by wetting or moistening. (verb-transitive)
  • To combine (lime) chemically with water or moist air. (verb-transitive)
  • To undergo a slaking process; crumble or disintegrate, as lime. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slake" in a sentence
  • "If I can find them, perhaps they'll slake my thirst for Barker's short fiction."
  • "Too bad it would do no more than slake his thirst."
  • "Some do and "fan fiction" is an excellent way for them to slake their thirst for content without destroying the mystery for everyone else."