Definition: Slake (verb) refers to the process of dissolving dried, unfired clay in water to produce a slip or slurry. Once the dried clay is slaked, it can be then brought back to a damp state for use in throwing or hand building, or it can be left as a slip and used for decoration and in hand building.
Also Known As: Slake down
Examples:When you are recycling clay scraps, you add water to the dried clay in order to slake it down. (verb)