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quench

An MRI term for a loss of superconductivity, an event that can only occur in superconducting magnets and results in total magnet failure. It is characterised by a rapid rise in magnet resistivity, which generates enough heat to evaporate the magnet coolant (liquid helium), creating a hazard that requires emergency venting to protect patients and operators.

quench,

v to cool a hot object rapidly by plunging it into water or oil.

quench

to put out, extinguish, or suppress; to cool (as hot metal) by immersing in water. In liquid scintillation counting, any process taking place within the sample container which results in a decrease in number or intensity of the light flashes produced, thus lowering the amount of energy recorded.
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not even in the moment when the fear would take him completely: blood, skin, bowels, bones, memory from the long time before it even became memory:--all save that thin quenchless lucidity which alone differed him from this bear and from all other bears and bucks he would follow during almost seventy years, to which Sam had said: "Be scared.
Who movest Through seraph veins in burning deity To light the quenchless pulses
We all take the mickey out of Fitzgerald's ability in the tongue-wagging department, but his is a loquacity born of brimming enthusiasm and quenchless irrepressibility, and if he is still boring the lads rigid in the saloon bar at Christmas then nobody will begrudge him the telling of the tale.
I am little better than a devil at this moment; and, as my pastor there would tell me, deserve no doubt the sternest judgments of God,--even to the quenchless fire and deathless worm.
A wild, mystical, sympathetical feeling was in me; Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine.
Hollingsworth's quenchless feud seemed mine, he might have said; my shout goes up with the rest--if only on the forty-ninth ballot.
When Mink Snopes is finally summoned, "He entered not the hot and quenchless bed of a barren and lecherous woman, but the fierce simple cave of a lioness--a tumescence which surrendered nothing and asked no quarter, and which made a monogamist of him forever, as opium and homicide do of those whom they once accept" (H 262-63).