Definitions and Examples of extinguish, quench, douse
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To put out a fire or flame; to bring an end to something.
The firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it spread to nearby buildings.
To satisfy one's thirst or desire; to put out a fire or flame.
After a long hike, he was able to quench his thirst with a cold drink of water.
To pour a liquid over something; to extinguish a fire or flame.
The campers had to douse their campfire before going to bed.
Key Differences: extinguish vs quench vs douse
- 1Extinguish is a general term that describes the act of putting out a fire or flame.
- 2Quench is a more specific term that can describe satisfying one's thirst or desire, as well as putting out a fire or flame.
- 3Douse is a term that specifically describes pouring a liquid over something to extinguish a fire or flame.
Effective Usage of extinguish, quench, douse
- 1Fire Safety: Use these antonyms to describe fire safety procedures and actions.
- 2Cooking: Use these antonyms when discussing cooking techniques that involve flames or heat.
- 3Metaphorical Usage: Use these antonyms in metaphors to describe the act of stopping or ending something.
The antonyms of imblaze describe the act of putting out a fire or stopping something from burning. Extinguish is a general term, quench is more specific and can also describe satisfying one's thirst or desire, and douse specifically involves pouring a liquid over something. Use these antonyms in contexts related to fire safety, cooking, or as metaphors for stopping or ending something.