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extinguish

verb abolish, abort, annihilate, annul, assassinate, blot out, bring to an end, butcher, cancel, choke, crush, cut out, deaden, deal destruction, demolish, deracinate, devastate, dismantle, dispel, dispense with, do away with, drown out, efface, end, eradicate, erase, expunge, extinguere, extirpate, finish off, hold down, keep down, kill, kill by suffocation, lay waste to, liquidate, murder, nullify, obliterate, put an end to, put out, put to death, quash, quell, quench, raze, reduce to nothing, repress, restinguere, ruin, shatter, slaughter, slay, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, strangle, subdue, suffocate, suppress, terminate, wipe out
Associated concepts: extinguish a debt, extinguish a legacy, extinguish a right
Foreign phrases: Resoluto jure concedentis resolvitur jus concessum.When the right of the grantor is extinguished the right granted is extinguished. Extincto subjecto, tolliiur adjunctum. When the substance is extinguished, the innident ceases.
See also: abolish, annul, cancel, cease, defeat, destroy, disappear, efface, eradicate, expunge, extirpate, inhibit, kill, obliterate, quash, stifle, strangle, subvert, suppress, void
References in classic literature ?
At the hour of curfew, he was bound to extinguish his lamp, and we perceive how much he was favored, in being allowed to keep it burning even till then.
As the flames gained headway it became apparent to Tarzan that whatever had caused the explosion had scattered some highly inflammable substance upon the surrounding woodwork, for the water which they poured in from the pump seemed rather to spread than to extinguish the blaze.
Then I went up to the house to help them extinguish the fire.
When I thought of him I gnashed my teeth, my eyes became inflamed, and I ardently wished to extinguish that life which I had so thoughtlessly bestowed.
It took one crew from Hinckley fire station 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze.
Two tests were conducted: one using the special foam again totally extinguished the fire in two minutes, but the other, using one of the leading fluorine free foams, struggled to control and suppress the fire, and failed to extinguish the burning plastic.
Office of Surface Mining, part of the Department of the Interior, released a study that estimated it might take another $ 663 million to extinguish the fire.
Due to a cost-cutting measure, there was no night watchman on duty to observe or extinguish it.
will extinguish fires that start in the dryer tumbler, whether the dryer is idle or in operation.
Firefighters had to extinguish a fire in an underground parking lot at Charles de Gaulle Airport, France yesterday evening (7 January).
Ever since the Montreal Protocol of 1987 banned the production of Halon, a fire-fighting compound that could extinguish virtually any fire but had serious ozone-depleting side effects, scientists have sought a suitable replacement.
Earlier on Monday, executives said the planes would proceed to Lebanon to help extinguish a forest fire near Beirut, Lebanon.