un·​slaked ˌən-ˈslākt How to pronounce unslaked (audio)
: not slaked: such as
: not quenched or satisfied
unslaked curiosity
unslaked thirst
: not caused to crumble by treatment with water
unslaked lye/lime

Examples of unslaked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With its firmly material elusiveness, the movie builds a mighty emotional complex of family tragedy, the horrors of war, the mutual incomprehension of parents and children, the unslaked anguish of married life, and the inescapable presence of the dead. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2022 Henry’s unslaked rage, in his desperate need to keep Annette’s show going—and to feed his ego—veers to crime. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Starre Vartan is a freelance writer with an unslaked curiosity about the natural world, which was sparked in an outdoors childhood spent in the tide pools of Sydney, Australia and the wetlands of New York's Hudson Valley. Starre Vartan, Scientific American, 24 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unslaked was in 1598

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

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