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.]


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

"And slake the heavenly fire."


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


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.


To go out; to become extinct.

"His flame did slake."

Sir T. Browne.


To abate; to become less decided.




To slacken; to become relaxed.

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

Sir J. Davies.


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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