What does the word slake mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Lucan