One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they quenched their thirst with local wine and spring water’
satisfy, slake, sate, satiate, gratify, relieve, assuage, take the edge off, appease, meet, fulfil, indulge
lessen, deaden, decrease, lower, reduce, diminish, curb, check, still, damp
suppress, extinguish, smother, stifle, overcome
2‘the flames were quickly quenched with buckets of water’
extinguish, put out, snuff out, smother, douse, dampen down
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