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extinguish

extinguish - Dictionary definition and meaning for word extinguish

Definition
(verb) put an end to; kill
Synonyms : snuff out
Example Sentence
  • The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children

Definition
(verb) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
Synonyms : blow out , quench , snuff out
Example Sentence
  • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
  • quench the flames
  • snuff out the candles

Definition
(verb) extinguish by crushing
Synonyms : crush out , press out , stub out
Example Sentence
  • stub out your cigar

Definition
(verb) terminate, end, or take out
Example Sentence
  • Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics
  • Socialism extinguished these archaic customs
  • eliminate my debts

Definition
(verb) kill in large numbers
Example Sentence
  • the plague wiped out an entire population

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