unquenchable

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ quenchable

AdjectiveEdit

unquenchable (comparative more unquenchable, superlative most unquenchable)

  1. That cannot be quenched.
    After a twelve-mile run in the hot sun, his thirst felt unquenchable.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, pages 3-4:
      Alas! thus ever does the weakness of our nature rebuke its strength, and genius is brought to the level—ay, below the level—of common humanity, by an unquenchable thirst for its applause.

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