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Word of the Day 5/12/14 Slake

Slake (verb)
slake [sleyk]


verb (used with object), slaked, slak·ing.
1. to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
2. to cool or refresh: He slaked his lips with ice.
3. to make less active, vigorous, intense, etc.: His calm manner slaked their enthusiasm.
4. to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water. Compare slaked lime.
5. Obsolete. to make loose or less tense; slacken.

verb (used without object), slaked, slak·ing.
6. (of lime) to become slaked.
7. Archaic. to become less active, intense, vigorous, etc.; abate.

Origin: before 1000; Middle English slaken to mitigate, allay, moderate, lessen one's efforts, Old English slacian to slacken, lessen one's efforts, equivalent to slæc slack1 + -ian causative verb suffix


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azziria
May. 12th, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
Savor, H50 AU drabble, 100 words, Steve/Danny.
haldoor
May. 12th, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC)
Gorgeously done. ;-)
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