Extinguisher - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃər|  American pronunciation of the word extinguisher
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃə|  British pronunciation of the word extinguisher


- a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires (syn: asphyxiator)


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.

The fire extinguisher is filled with foam.

Word forms

singular: extinguisher
plural: extinguishers
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