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Meaning of SLAKE

Pronunciation:  sleyk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water, as of lime
  2. [v]  make less active or intense
  3. [v]  satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"

SLAKE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: abate, allay, assuage, quench, slack
 See Also: air-slake, consume, decrease, fill, fulfil, fulfill, have, hydrate, ingest, lessen, meet, minify, satisfy, take, take in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Slake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slaked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Slaking}.] [OE. slaken to render slack, to slake, AS.
    sleacian, fr. sleac slack. See {Slack}, v. & a.]
    1. To allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst.
       ``And slake the heavenly fire.'' --Spenser.
             It could not slake mine ire nor ease my heart.
    2. To mix with water, so that a true chemical combination
       shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime.
  2. \Slake\, v. i.
    1. To go out; to become extinct. ``His flame did slake.''
       --Sir T. Browne.
    2. To abate; to become less decided. [R.] --Shak.
    3. To slacken; to become relaxed. ``When the body's strongest
       sinews slake.'' [R.] --Sir J. Davies.
    4. To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical
       combination takes place; as, the lime slakes.
    {Slake trough}, a trough containing water in which a
       blacksmith cools a forging or tool.