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slake (verb) satisfy thirst or a desire.

When you drink enough water so that you are no thirstier, you slake your thirst. Your desire for something is slaked if the desire is satisfied.

  • After a long walk through the forest, they came across a river and they slaked their thirst with its waters. They thus satisfied their thirst.
  • He had all those that harmed him punished according to the due process of law. This slaked his revenge. His revenge satisfied in this manner, he was at peace with himself.
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