Definitions for extinguishɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ
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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.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It doesn’t extinguish the fire with ice. (On n’éteint pas le feu - Avec des glaçons.)
Oh, Lord, bestow me with the power, that as much as I love her, I extinguish the need of loving her within me.
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.
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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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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