snuff out, extinguish(verb)
put an end to; kill
"The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench(verb)
put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
stub out, crush out, extinguish, press out(verb)
extinguish by crushing
"stub out your cigar"
extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with(verb)
terminate, end, or take out
"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)
kill in large numbers
"the plague wiped out an entire population"
to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench
to destroy or abolish something
She extinguished all my hopes.
to obscure or eclipse something
The rays of the sun were extinguished by the thunder clouds.
to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex
to hunt down (a species) to extinction
Origin: From extinguo, past participle extinctus, from ex + stinguere.
to quench; to put out, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense or a right
to obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor
Origin: [L. extinguere, exstinguere; ex out + stinguere to quench. See Distinguish, Finish.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-ting′gwish, v.t. to quench: to destroy, annihilate: to obscure by superior splendour.—v.i. to die out.—adj. Exting′uishable.—ns. Exting′uisher, one who, or that which, extinguishes: a small hollow conical instrument for putting out a candle—also in Fr. form Extincteur; Exting′uishment, the act of extinguishing: (law) putting an end to a right by consolidation or union. [L. extinguĕre, extinctum—ex, out, stinguĕre, to quench.]
The numerical value of extinguish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of extinguish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It doesn’t extinguish the fire with ice. (On n’éteint pas le feu - Avec des glaçons.)
Don't challenge the world before becoming a big fire; otherwise they will extinguish you even with little spits!
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
Gas pyrogens intended to extinguish fires opened and kept oxygen out resulting in injuries and death, eight people died as a result and seven injured people are in hospital.
Every hotspot is an ember that if not contained can become a new fire, so we cannot let down our guard even for a minute, and we can't just fight this epidemic, we have to extinguish it.
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- потушавам, гася, изтребвам, унищожавамBulgarian
- extingir, apagarCatalan, Valencian
- slukke, udrydde, udslukkeDanish
- auslöschen, abschalten, löschenGerman
- extinguir, apagarSpanish
- sammuttaa, tuhota, himmentääFinnish
- smàilScottish Gaelic
- elolt, elfojtHungarian
- 打っ潰す, 消す, 絶やすJapanese
- ئیبادهت, کوژاندنKurdish
- uitmoorden, vernietigen, doven, blussen, uitdoven, verduisterenDutch
- utrydde, slukkeNorwegian
- atudar, esténher, esténgerOccitan
- stłumić, ugasić, zgasić, wymazaćPolish
- stidar, stizar, stüzzer, stüderRomansh
- погасить, гасить, тушить, потушитьRussian
- släcka, utsläckaSwedish
- söndürmek, öçürmekTurkish
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