quenching

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Etymology[edit]

From quench +‎ -ing.

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Noun[edit]

quenching (countable and uncountable, plural quenchings)

  1. (physics) The extinction of any of several physical properties.
  2. The rapid cooling of a hot metal object, by placing it in a liquid, in order to harden it.

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Verb[edit]

quenching

  1. Present participle of quench.