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Verb (transitive)


Verb extinguish has 5 senses


extinguishv. t. [L. extinguere, exstinguere; ex out + stinguere to quench. See Distinguish, Finish.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A light which the fierce winds have no power to extinguish."  [1913 Webster]
    "This extinguishes my right to the reversion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.  [1913 Webster]
    "Natural graces that extinguish art."  [1913 Webster]


extinguish, v.tr.
1 cause (a flame, light, etc.) to die out; put out.
2 make extinct; annihilate, destroy (a programme to extinguish disease).
3 put an end to; terminate; obscure utterly (a feeling, quality, etc.).
4 a abolish; wipe out (a debt). b Law render void.
5 colloq. reduce to silence (the argument extinguished the opposition).

extinguishable adj. extinguishment n.
irreg. f. L extinguere (as EXTINCT): cf. distinguish



KO, abate, abolish, abscind, adumbrate, amputate, annihilate, asphyxiate, ban, banish, bar, blot out, blow out, bob, bottle up, call off, cancel, censor, choke, choke off, clamp down on, clip, complete, cork, cork up, crack down on, crop, crush, cull, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, damp, damp down, delete, destroy, dim, dispose of, do away with, dock, douse, drop the curtain, drown, eclipse, eliminate, end off, enucleate, eradicate, except, excise, exclude, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, fake out, finalize, finish, fold up, gag, get it over, get over with, get through with, give the quietus, hold down, isolate, jump on, kayo, keep down, keep under, kibosh, kill, knock off, knock out, lop, mutilate, muzzle, nip, nullify, obliterate, obscure, out, outdo, overshadow, pare, peel, perfect, pick out, polish off, pour water on, prune, put down, put out, put paid to, put to shame, quash, quell, quench, remove, repress, root out, rule out, scrag, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, shoot down, show up, shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on, slack, smash, smother, snuff, snuff out, squash, squelch, stamp out, stanch, stifle, strangle, strike off, strip, strip off, stultify, subdue, suffocate, suppress, take off, take out, throttle, trample out, trample underfoot, truncate, turn off, turn out, uproot, wipe, wipe out, zap




VB be destroyed, perish, fall to the ground, tumble, topple, go to pieces, fall to pieces, break up, crumble to dust, go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, go to wreck, go to pot, go to wrack and ruin, go by the board, go all to smash, be all over, be all up, be all with, totter to its fall, destroy, do away with, make away with, nullify, annual, sacrifice, demolish, tear up, overturn, overthrow, overwhelm, upset, subvert, put an end to, seal the doom of, do in, do for, dish, undo, break up, cut up, break down, cut down, pull down, mow down, blow down, beat down, suppress, quash, put down, do a job on, cut short, take off, blot out, dispel, dissipate, dissolve, consume, smash, crash, quell, squash, squelch, crumple up, shatter, shiver, batter to pieces, tear to pieces, crush to pieces, cut to pieces, shake to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, laniate, nip, tear to rags, tear to tatters, crush to atoms, knock to atoms, ruin, strike out, throw over, knock down over, fell, sink, swamp, scuttle, wreck, shipwreck, engulf, ingulf, submerge, lay in ashes, lay in ruins, sweep away, erase, wipe out, expunge, raze, level with the dust, level with the ground, waste, atomize, vaporize, deal destruction, desolate, devastate, lay waste, ravage gut, disorganize, dismantle, devour, swallow up, sap, mine, blast, bomb, blow to smithereens, drop the big one, confound, exterminate, extinguish, quench, annihilate, snuff out, put out, stamp out, trample out, lay in the dust, trample in the dust, prostrate, tread under foot, crush under foot, trample under foot, lay the ax to the root of, make short work of, make clean sweep of, make mincemeat of, cut up root and branch, chop into pieces, cut into ribbons, fling to the winds, scatter to the winds, throw overboard, strike at the root of, sap the foundations of, spring a mine, blow up, ravage with fire and sword, cast to the dogs, eradicate.


VB cool, fan, refrigerate, refresh, ice, congeal, freeze, glaciate, benumb, starve, pinch, chill, petrify, chill to the marrow, regelate, nip, cut, pierce, bite, make one's teeth chatter, damp, slack quench, put out, stamp out, extinguish, go out, burn out (incombustibility).


VB go out, die out, burn out, fizzle, extinguish, damp, slack, quench, smother, put out, stamp out, douse, snuff, snuff out, blow out, fireproof, flameproof.


VB be dark, darken, obscure, shade, dim, tone down, lower, overcast, overshadow, eclipse, obfuscate, offuscate, obumbrate, adumbrate, cast into the shade becloud, bedim, bedarken, cast a shade, throw a shade, spread a shade, cast a shadow, cast a gloom, throw a shadow, spread a shadow, cast gloom, throw gloom, spread gloom, extinguish, put out, blow out, snuff out, doubt, turn out the lights, douse the lights, dim the lights, turn off the lights, switch off the lights.

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