Extinguish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word extinguish
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word extinguish

verb

- put an end to; kill
- put out, as of fires, flames, or lights(syn: quench)

Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained

- extinguish by crushing
- terminate, end, or take out(syn: eliminate)

Socialism extinguished these archaic customs

- kill in large numbers (syn: annihilate, decimate, eliminate, eradicate)

Examples

The fire department was called in to extinguish the blaze.

He extinguished his cigarette in the ashtray.

They ruthlessly extinguished all resistance.

News of the conflict extinguished our hopes for a peaceful resolution.

Hope for their safety was slowly extinguishing.

Please extinguish all cigarettes.

Firemen were called to extinguish the blaze.

All hope was almost extinguished.

Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained

Socialism extinguished these archaic customs

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: extinguish
he/she/it: extinguishes
present participle: extinguishing
past tense: extinguished
past participle: extinguished
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