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1. Cooling a hot object.
2. Decreasing the energy released from a radioactive or fluorescent object.
3. The ability of any material to decrease the toxicity of a poison.
4. In MRI, the emergency release of cooling cryogens that maintain the necessary super-cooling condition of the primary magnet in order to turn off the magnetic field; used as a safety measure.

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TY - ELEC T1 - quenching ID - 729153 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729153/all/quenching PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -