Slake (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slaked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Slaking.] [OE. slaken to render slack, to slake, AS. sleacian, fr. sleac slack. See Slack, v. & a.]

1.

To allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst.

"And slake the heavenly fire."

Spenser.

It could not slake mine ire nor ease my heart. Shak.

2.

To mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime.

 

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Slake, v. i.

1.

To go out; to become extinct.

"His flame did slake."

Sir T. Browne.

2.

To abate; to become less decided.

[R.]

Shak.

3.

To slacken; to become relaxed.

"When the body's strongest sinews slake." [R.]

Sir J. Davies.

4.

To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes.

Slake trough, a trough containing water in which a blacksmith cools a forging or tool.

 

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