Word of the Week: Slake

Every week we’ll be featuring an exceptional, useful, or just plain weird word. Use it to inspire a poem, impress your coworkers, or scare away the person sitting too close to you on the bus.


The word of the week is slake.



1. To satisfy (thirst, or other desires); to quench.
2. To cool (something) with water or another liquid.
3. To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place.

decrease – abate – allay – moderate – quench

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