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extinguish

[ik-sting-gwish]
verb (used with object)
1.
to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or lighted): to extinguish a candle.
2.
to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate: to extinguish hope.
3.
to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance.
4.
Law. to discharge (a debt), as by payment.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin ex(s)tingu(ere) (ex- ex-1 + stinguere to quench) + -ish2

extinguishable, adjective
extinguishment, noun
nonextinguishable, adjective
nonextinguished, adjective
preextinguish, verb (used with object)
preextinguishment, noun
self-extinguishing, adjective
unextinguishable, adjective
unextinguished, adjective


1. quench, smother, snuff out, blow out.


1. light, ignite.
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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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extinguish
c.1500 (implied in extinguishable), from L. extinguere "quench, wipe out, obliterate," from ex- "out" + stinguere "quench," from PIE *steig- "to prick, stick, pierce." Related: Extinguished; extinguisher.
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extinguish ex·tin·guish (ĭk-stĭng'gwĭsh)
n. ex·tin·guished, ex·tin·guish·ing, ex·tin·guish·es
To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.

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