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slake

1. To add water to quicklime, thereby hydrating it and forming lime putty.
2. To crumble or disintegrate on exposure to air or water.
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I saw him once in a towering rage because one of his herdsmen had permitted a travel-heated Asian to slake his thirst at the horse-trough in front of the saloon end of Jo.
Occasionally Akut brought him juicy fruits which helped to slake his thirst and allay his fever, and little by little his powerful constitution overcame the effects of the spear thrusts.
So, presently, he said aloud, "O holy father, wilt thou not take a good pot of March beer to slake thy thirsty soul withal?
An old gray-headed man tottered forward to slake his burning thirst.
The cart was returning empty to Paris, and the two lackeys had agreed, for their transport, to slake the wagoner's thirst along the route.
Nor did he give the wounded bull opportunity to slake his burning thirst in the slender trickling streams they crossed.