aslake

aslake
\\əˈslāk\ transitive verb (-ed/-ing/-s)
Etymology: Middle English aslaken, from Old English āslacian to become or make slack, diminish, loosen, from ā- (perfective prefix) + slacian to slacken — more at abear, slake
archaic : to cause to abate or diminish

waits for the prey … its hunger to aslake — Robert Southey


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