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Definitions of extinguish

  1. kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To put out; to smother; put under a cloud. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Extinguishable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To quench, as a flame; to abolish; to cause loss of identity; to destroy. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. To quench: to destroy: to obscure by superior splendor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To quench; destroy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To put out; quench; destroy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Extinguisher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To quench; to stifle; to destroy; to suppress; to obscure by superior splendour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To go out; to die away. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To put out; to destroy; to suppress; to put an end to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. 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. extingu[)e]re, extinctum--ex, out, stingu[)e]re, to quench.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. [Latin] To put out, as a fire; of metallic mercury, to destroy its power of coalescing into mobile globules. na
  19. Put out, quench, (light, hope, life, faculties); eclipse, obscure, (person) by superior brilliancy; reduce (opponent) to silence; destroy; wipe out (debt); annihilate. Hence extinguishable a., extinguishment n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. To put out, to quench; to suppress, to destroy. Complete Dictionary
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