—v.t. 1. to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
2. to cool or refresh: He slaked his lips with ice. 3. to make less active, vigorous, intense, etc.: His calm manner slaked their enthusiasm. 4. to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water. Cf. slaked lime. 5. Obs.to make loose or less tense; slacken.
—v.i. 1. (of lime) to become slaked.
2. Archaic.to become less active, intense, vigorous, etc.; abate.