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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extinguishedadjective

    of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement


  1. extinguishedadjective

    referring to something that has been eliminated

    The cowboys buried their trash next to the extinguished fire.


  1. extinguished

    Extinguished refers to the action of causing something to cease to burn or shine; putting out or stopping completely. This term can be applied to a fire, light, hopes, desires, or even a species that no longer exists due to extinction.

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  1. Extinguished

    of Extinguish

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extinguished in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extinguished in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of extinguished in a Sentence

  1. Tom Milliken:

    For Africa as a whole, this is the worst year in decades for rhino poaching, the poaching epicentre has spread to neighboring Namibia and Zimbabwe, but is nowhere near being extinguished in South Africa : despite some commendable efforts being made, we’re still a very long way from seeing the light at the end of this very dark tunnel.

  2. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    No, let us not make God in our image, poor inhabitants that we are of a distant planet lost in infinite space. However brilliant and sublime our intelligence may be, it is scarcely more than a small spark which shines and in an instant is extinguished, and it alone can give us no idea of that blaze, that conflagration, that ocean of light!

  3. Zhang Zhijun:

    Let's not wait until the road light has been extinguished before we feel its brightness, and let's not wait until the fruits of peace and development have been lost before we realize their value.

  4. Luisa Sigea:

    Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished.

  5. The BA spokeswoman:

    Our crew evacuated the aircraft safely and the fire was quickly extinguished by the emergency services at the airport.

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