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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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