Light and Quench


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Light verb – To set (something) on fire.
Usage example: we lit the kindling before adding the heavier logs

Quench is an antonym for light in topics: ignite, land, illuminate, start on fire.
Nearby Words: lighten, lightweight, lightly, lightness, lighted
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Quench verb – To cause to cease burning.
Usage example: we thoroughly quenched the campfire before we headed to bed

Light is an antonym for quench.
Nearby Words: quenching, quencher
Antonyms for Quench
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Common collocations

flames light flames quench flames
body light body quench body
candle light candle quench candle

Both words in one sentence

  • A Father to His Men Later on, when he was older, his men refused to let him fight giants anymore because he almost got killed, and they didn't want to "quench the light of Israel." (Translation: everyone would be heartbroken if you died.)
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