un·​slak·​able ˌən-ˈslā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unslakable (audio)
: unable to be slaked : unquenchable
an unslakable thirst
an unslakable desire for excellence

Examples of unslakable in a Sentence

an unslakable yearning to explore the far-off corners of the globe
Recent Examples on the Web There’s desire itself, an unslakable thirst. E. Alex Jung, Vulture, 1 Feb. 2021 But for years, the lake was an afterthought in the state’s unslakable thirst for economic growth. Evan Bush, NBC News, 7 Dec. 2022 With so many stuck at home doom-scrolling, there was unslakable need for his brand of musical comedy relief. Charles McNultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 Russia, to which 80% of the country’s booze went, had an unslakable thirst for it. The Economist, 28 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unslakable was in 1820

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“Unslakable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unslakable. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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