Definitions for extinguishɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to cause to stop burning; put out:
to extinguish a fire.
to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate:
to extinguish hope.
to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance.
Law. to discharge (a debt), as by payment.
Origin of extinguish:
1535–45; < L ex(s)tingu(ere) (ex-ex -1+stinguere to quench) + -ish2
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to stop a fire burning
Firefighters extinguished the blaze.
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
Translations for extinguish
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to put out (a fire etc)
Please extinguish your cigarettes.
- extinguirPortuguese (BR)
- extinguir, apagarSpanish
- ära kustutamaEstonian
- خاموش کردن؛ از بین بردنFarsi
- elolt, kioltHungarian
- slökkva, drepa íIcelandic
- 불을 끄다Korean
- nodzēst; izdzēstLatvian
- slokke, utsletteNorwegian
- خاموش کردن؛ از بین بردنPersian
- وركول،له منځه وړلPashto
- a stingeRomanian
- гасить, тушитьRussian
- 熄滅Chinese (Trad.)
- dập tắtVietnamese
- 熄灭Chinese (Simp.)
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