To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.
an event which can only occur in superconducting magnets, it is caused by a loss of superconductivity; a rapid increase in the resistivity of the magnet, which generates heat that results in the rapid evaporation of the magnet coolant (liquid helium). This evaporated coolant is a hazard that requires emergency venting systems to protect patients and operators. A quench can cause total magnet failure.
Unexpected loss of superconductivity in a superconducting magnet that causes heating and very rapid vaporization of the cryogens such as liquid helium. This can cause damage to the magnet and can force the atmosphere out of the scanner room potentially causing anoxic conditions.
To quickly place a heated object in cold water. This is usually done to either stop the cooking process or to separate the skin of an object from the meat. This process is sometimes referred to as "shocking."
A cooling zone in which the temperature of melt-spun filaments is lowered very rapidly and/or at a controlled rate soon after extrusion. The two main types are generally referred to as waterquench and air-quench.
A quench refers to a rapid cooling. In polymer chemistry and materials science, quenching is used to prevent low-temperature processes such as phase transformations from occurring by only providing a narrow window of time in which the reaction is both thermodynamically favorable and kinetically accessible. For instance, it can reduce crystallinity and thereby increase toughness of both alloys and plastics (produced through polymerization).