Definition of slake:
- To abate; to become less decided.
- To allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst.
- To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes.
- To go out; to become extinct.
- To mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime.
- To slacken; to become relaxed.
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When water is plentiful they slake their thirst at every stream and pool; when it is scarce, as it is here and in the deserts of Marenga and Magunda Mkali, long afternoon- marches are made; the men previously, however, filling their gourds, so as to enable them to reach the water early next morning.- "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
The molten streams did not spare the homes of the peasants, and when these have been razed they dash into the wells, as though seeking to slake their thirst, and, having filled them, continue their course down the mountain side.- "Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror", Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows.
But, as the Parson told himself, the time would come when he would demand more, and then, for lack of knowing other possibilities, he might slake himself with whatever was near at hand and slowly sink into the things of the soil till he was smothered with their reek.- "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.