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slake



Pronunciation: (slāk), [key]
v., slaked, slak•ing.


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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

slainslaked lime
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