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extinguish

ex·tin·guish

extinguish

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk stIng gwihsh
part of speech: verb
inflections: extinguished, extinguishes, extinguishing
definition 1: to put out; stop the burning of.
The fire department extinguished the fire and saved the house.Please extinguish the lights before you go to bed.
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synonyms:
quench
antonyms:
ignite, kindle, light
similar words:
smother
definition 2: to put an end to.
The thunder and lightning extinguished all hope of a walk on the beach.
synonyms:
abolish, kill
antonyms:
kindle
similar words:
demolish, remove, ruin, trample
derivations: extinguishable (adj.), extinguishment (n.)