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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 ?
The same law of eternal procession ranges all that we call the virtues, and extinguishes each in the light of a better.
When the system senses a fire, whether or not the dryer is running, it quickly extinguishes the fire with minimal cleanup and little to no damage to the equipment or surrounding area.
26 million (principal amount plus a premium and accrued interest), when coupled with the previously reported redemptions of $15 million principal amount of the convertible notes during 2005, completely extinguishes the principal amount outstanding under the convertible notes.