| source : web1913 | Slake \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. | source : web1913 | Slake \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. | source : wn | slake v 1: satisfy (thirst) [syn: {quench}, {allay}, {assuage}] 2: make less active or intense [syn: {abate}, {slack}] 3: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water, as of lime [syn: {slack}]