Extinguisher - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

noun

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

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.

The fire extinguisher is filled with foam.

Word forms

noun
singular: extinguisher
plural: extinguishers
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