What does extinguish mean?

Definitions for extinguish
ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪʃex·tin·guish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snuff out, extinguish(verb)

    put an end to; kill

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

  2. 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"

  3. stub out, crush out, extinguish, press out(verb)

    extinguish by crushing

    "stub out your cigar"

  4. 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"

  5. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

Wiktionary

  1. extinguish(Verb)

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

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

  2. extinguish(Verb)

    to destroy or abolish something

    She extinguished all my hopes.

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

  3. extinguish(Verb)

    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. extinguish(Verb)

    to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex

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

  5. extinguish(Verb)

    to hunt down (a species) to extinction

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extinguish(verb)

    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. Extinguish(verb)

    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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How to say extinguish in sign language?

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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. Barack Obama:

    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.

  2. Barack Obama:

    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.

  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. Officer Dan Williams:

    My partner went and tried to get in through the van door, the flames came at him, he had to back out. I grabbed the fire extinguisher, I tried to extinguish the flames, but the van burst into flames very, very quickly and we were unable to assist in getting anybody out of the van.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.

Images & Illustrations of extinguish

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