Extinguish - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- put out, as of fires, flames, or lights (syn: blow out, quench, snuff out)
- terminate, end, or take out (syn: eliminate)
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
present participle: extinguishing
past tense: extinguished
past participle: extinguished