extinguisher

[ik-sting-gwi-sher]
noun
1.
a person or thing that extinguishes.
3.
an instrument consisting of a cone-shaped cup attached to a handle or the end of a pole, for extinguishing a candle by momentarily closing off the burning wick from the air.
Compare candlesnuffer.


Origin:
1550–60; extinguish + -er1

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extinguish (ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ)
 
vb
1.  to put out or quench (a light, flames, etc)
2.  to remove or destroy entirely; annihilate
3.  archaic to eclipse or obscure by or as if by superior brilliance
4.  law to discharge (a debt)
 
[C16: from Latin exstinguere, from stinguere to quench]
 
ex'tinguishable
 
adj
 
ex'tinguisher
 
n
 
ex'tinguishment
 
n

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Example sentences
At every other road-block, the policemen checked to see whether the truck was
  carrying a fire extinguisher.
Keep a bucket of water or, better still, a fire extinguisher handy if you
  experiment.
Nearby, in a storage room beside the vault, an ordinary-looking red fire
  extinguisher was strapped to the wall.
Please do not use the fire extinguisher unless there is no water in the toilets.
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