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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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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.
Now I think in good sooth that is one of Robin Hood's own men." 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.
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In this study the durability of the Khewra Sandstone Formation which is extensively exposed in Salt Range (Fig 1) has been assessed with reference to three aspects, alternate geology, discontinuities and their orientation and slakes durability tests.