From Middle English adweschen, from Old English ādwǣscan (“to extinguish, quench, put out, put an end to, put down, suppress, staunch, blot out, appease, destroy”), from Proto-Germanic *uz- (“out”) + Proto-Germanic *dwaiskijaną (“to suffocate”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (“to dwindle, die”). Compare adush.
adwesch (third-person singular simple present adwesches, present participle adwesching, simple past and past participle adwesched)
- (rare, transitive) To quench; extinguish (fire, pain, malice, enemies, etc.)
- 1995, David M. Kiely, A night in the catacombs:
- 'Monsieur Goldsmith, I ask but this: that you adwesch the Lamp, ere you enter my Bed; 'twill be a Comfort to me.'