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tr.v. ex·tin·guished, ex·tin·guish·ing, ex·tin·guish·es
1. To cause (a fire or light) to stop burning or shining; put out.
2. To put an end to or make extinct; destroy: "Her death extinguished the dream of family that was closest to his heart" (Karen Lystra). See Synonyms at annihilate.
3. Psychology To bring about the extinction of (a conditioned response).
[Latin exstinguere : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + stinguere, to quench; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. to put out or quench (a light, flames, etc)
2. to remove or destroy entirely; annihilate
3. archaic to eclipse or obscure by or as if by superior brilliance
4. (Commerce) law to discharge (a debt)
[C16: from Latin exstinguere, from stinguere to quench]
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1. to cause to stop burning; put out: to extinguish a fire.
2. to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate: to extinguish hope.
3. to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance.
4. Law. to discharge (a debt), as by payment.
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Past participle: extinguished
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|Verb||1.||extinguish - put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"|
do away with, eliminate, get rid of, extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
stamp - destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot; "Stamp fascism into submission"; "stamp out tyranny"
|2.||extinguish - 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 - extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigarette now"
black out - obliterate or extinguish; "Some life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived"
|3.||extinguish - extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar"|
|4.||extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"|
cancel out, wipe out - wipe out the effect of something; "The new tax effectively cancels out my raise"; "The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"
decouple - reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another)
decouple - eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive)
obliterate - do away with completely, without leaving a trace
knock out - eliminate; "knock out a target"
drown - get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
cut out - delete or remove; "Cut out the extra text"; "cut out the newspaper article"
prune, rationalize, rationalise, cut - weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
extinguish, snuff out - put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
exclude, leave out, omit, leave off, except, take out - prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
|5.||extinguish - kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"|
decimate - kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
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1. put out, stifle, smother, blow out, douse, snuff out, quench It took about 50 minutes to extinguish the fire.
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2. To destroy all traces of:
abolish, annihilate, blot out, clear, eradicate, erase, exterminate, extirpate, kill, liquidate, obliterate, remove, root (out or up), rub out, snuff out, stamp out, uproot, wipe out.
3. To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight:
Idiom: put the lid on.
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slökkva, drepa í
extinguish[ɪksˈtɪŋgwɪʃ] VT [+ fire] → extinguir, apagar; [+ light, cigarette] → apagar (fig) [+ hope, faith] → destruir; (= suppress) [+ title] → suprimir
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extinguish[ɪksˈtɪŋgwɪʃ] vt (frm) (fire) → estinguere, spegnere; (cigarette) → spegnere (fig) → annientare
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to put out (a fire etc). Please extinguish your cigarettes. blus يُطْفِئ гася extinguir uhasit löschen slukke σβήνωextinguir, apagar ära kustutama خاموش کردن؛ از بین بردن sammuttaa éteindre לְכַבּוֹת बुझाना ugasiti elolt, kiolt memadamkan slökkva, drepa í spegnere 消す 불을 끄다 užgesinti nodzēst; izdzēst padamkan uitdovenslokke, utslettegasić وركول،له منځه وړل extinguir a stinge гасить, тушить zahasiť ugasiti ugasiti släcka ทำให้ไฟดับ söndürmek 熄滅 гасити بجھانا dập tắt 熄灭exˈtinguisher noun
a spraying apparatus containing chemicals for putting out fire. blusser مِطْفَأَه пожарогасител extintor hasicí přístroj das Löschgerät brandslukker; pulverslukker πυροσβεστήραςextintor tulekustuti کپسول آتش نشانی sammutin extincteur מַטָף כִּבּוּי शामक, बुझाने वाला aparat za gašenje tűzoltó készülék pemadam api handslökkvitæki estintore 消火器 소화기 gesintuvas ugunsdzēšamais aparāts pemadam api blusapparaatbrannslokkingsapparatgaśnica د اور ګلولو مايع extintor extinctor огнетушитель hasiaci prístroj gasilni aparat protivpožarni aparat brandsläckare เครื่องดับเพลิง yangın söndürücü 滅火器 вогнегасник بجھانے والا bình chữa cháy 灭火器
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vt. extinguir, apagar.
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