slake


slake

verb \ˈslāk, vi 2 & vt 3 are also ˈslak\

: to provide, do, or have what is required by (something)

slakedslak·ing

Full Definition of SLAKE

intransitive verb
1
archaic :  subside, abate
2
:  to become slaked :  crumble <lime may slake spontaneously in moist air>
transitive verb
1
archaic :  to lessen the force of :  moderate
2
:  satisfy, quench <slake your thirst> <will slake your curiosity>
3
:  to cause (as lime) to heat and crumble by treatment with water :  hydrate

Examples of SLAKE

  1. trying to slake his curiosity
  2. <a harrowing experience while mountain climbing has largely slaked my desire for high adventure>

Origin of SLAKE

Middle English, from Old English slacian, from sleac slack
First Known Use: 14th century

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