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Definitions for extinguish
ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪʃex·tin·guish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snuff out, extinguishverb

    put an end to; kill

    "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"

  2. snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quenchverb

    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"

  3. stub out, crush out, extinguish, press outverb

    extinguish by crushing

    "stub out your cigar"

  4. extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withverb

    terminate, end, or take out

    "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"

  5. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry offverb

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

Wiktionary

  1. extinguishverb

    to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench

    Etymology: From extinguo, past participle extinctus, from ex + stinguere.

  2. extinguishverb

    to destroy or abolish something

    She extinguished all my hopes.

    Etymology: From extinguo, past participle extinctus, from ex + stinguere.

  3. extinguishverb

    to obscure or eclipse something

    The rays of the sun were extinguished by the thunder clouds.

    Etymology: From extinguo, past participle extinctus, from ex + stinguere.

  4. extinguishverb

    to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex

    Etymology: From extinguo, past participle extinctus, from ex + stinguere.

  5. extinguishverb

    to hunt down (a species) to extinction

    Etymology: From extinguo, past participle extinctus, from ex + stinguere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extinguishverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. extinguere, exstinguere; ex out + stinguere to quench. See Distinguish, Finish.]

  2. Extinguishverb

    to obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor

    Etymology: [L. extinguere, exstinguere; ex out + stinguere to quench. See Distinguish, Finish.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extinguish

    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, extinctumex, out, stinguĕre, to quench.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extinguish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extinguish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of extinguish in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    It is like a massive wildfire that is burning the African-American community, and society has not devoted sufficient resources to control it, much less extinguish it.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Don't challenge the world before becoming a big fire; otherwise they will extinguish you even with little spits!

  3. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    Oh, Lord, bestow me with the power, that as much as I love her, I extinguish the need of loving her within me.

  4. Michael Goldberg:

    Although we have not seen the charges, there is no question that there was a large fire and an enormous effort to extinguish it which resulted in a discharge into Tucker Bayou.

  5. Siam Commercial Bank:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of extinguish

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