Part of speech: verb

To quench, as thirst; appease; slacken.

Part of speech: verb

To mix with water, as lime.

Part of speech: verb

To absorb and combine with water; said of lime.

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Usage examples "slake":

  1. From the " Slake," or Pool, which is between the town and the mainland to the west, it probably received the appellation of " Le Poole," to distinguish it from the village of Hart, which is about four miles and a half to the north- west. - "The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1", William Finden.
  2. When even the consul and the interpreter of the consul had no water to slake their thirst, have you not had enough to wash your wustuddur? - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.
  3. Tortured by the fire Nor Cato's sternness, nor of his sacred charge The honour could withhold him; but he dared To dash his standard down, and through the plains Raging, to seek for water that might slake The fatal venom thirsting at his heart. - "Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars", Lucan.