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Definitions of extinguish

  1. To go out; to die away. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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
  3. To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To quench: to destroy: to obscure by superior splendor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To quench; destroy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To put out; quench; destroy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. Extinguisher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Extinguishable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for extinguish

  1. But others he despatched to the castle to extinguish the flames. – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  2. We could see the firemen dragging their apparatus to the fire, and were watching their preparations to extinguish it, when suddenly, we heard the familiar boom of Gilmore's " Swamp Angel," and presently saw a shell explode among a group of firemen, who hastily scattered in every direction. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
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