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extinguish

ex·tin·guish

extinguish

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk stIng gwihsh
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: extinguished, extinguishes, extinguishing
definition 1: to put out (a fire, flame, or light).
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synonyms:
douse, quench, snuff out
antonyms:
ignite, inflame, kindle, light
similar words:
damp, smother
definition 2: to put an end to; demolish.
The resumption of bombing extinguished all hope of an early peace.
synonyms:
abolish, destroy, finish, kill
antonyms:
kindle
similar words:
demolish, end, expunge, quash, quench, remove, ruin, squelch, trample, wreck
definition 3: to eclipse or obscure.
synonyms:
eclipse, overshadow
similar words:
bedim, darken, obscure
definition 4: in law, to settle or discharge (a debt).
synonyms:
discharge, settle
similar words:
cancel, compensate, pay, recompense
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derivations: extinguishable (adj.), extinguishment (n.)