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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to satisfy)
a. quitar
If you really want to quench your thirst, drink water and not those sugary drinks.Si verdaderamente quieres quitarte la sed, bebe agua y no esas bebidas azucaradas.
b. saciar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
The weary travelers quenched their thirst at the oasis in the desert.Los viajeros cansados saciaron la sed en un oasis del desierto.
c. satisfacer
Our boss quenched John's desire for more money by offering him a promotion.Nuestro jefe satisfizo el deseo de John de ganar más dinero, ofreciéndole un ascenso.
2. (to extinguish)
a. sofocar
The firefighters hurried to our house to quench the fire.Los bomberos se apuraron a llegar a nuestra casa para sofocar el incendio.
b. apagar
Make sure to quench the campfire adequately so you don't start a forest fire.Asegúrate de apagar la hoguera como se debe para no causar un incendio forestal.
3. (to cool)
a. enfriar
The blacksmith's apprentice hardened the steel by quenching it in water.El aprendiz del herrero endureció el acero, enfriándolo en agua.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (thirst, fire)
a. apagar
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quench [kwentʃ]
transitive verb
[+flames, thirst] apagar; [+hope] matar; sofocar; [+desire] satisfacer; [+enthusiasm, passion] enfriar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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