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Definition of slake:

  1. To abate; to become less decided.
  2. To allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst.
  3. To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes.
  4. To go out; to become extinct.
  5. To mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime.
  6. To slacken; to become relaxed.

Synonyms:

mollify, slack off, gentle, allay, lenify, quell, conciliate, slacken, extinguish, slack, alleviate, placate, die away, ease, assuage, snuff out, pacify, quench, relieve, slow down, palliate, slow up, relax, blow out, let up, gruntle, squelch, still, slow, slack up, abate.

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