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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
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DCP, CO2 and Halotron are used for extinguishing electrical fires.
In normal condition extinguishing pump reach 3-5 meters but the new pump manages to reach about 30 meters high".
Norwegian technology company Bjorge ASA said on Monday (10 September) that its subsidiary Fire Protection Engineering AS has secured a contract to deliver fire extinguishing systems for the Valhall platform in the North Sea.
Commercial ventilating hoods must be located over all cooking surfaces and protected by a heat-activated, dry-chemical extinguishing system.
After chemically analyzing the foam, they found that it contained a mixture of salts resulting from reactions between the oil and the extinguishing agents, thus confirming how the flames get snuffed.
In 1987, in response to a General Accounting Office audit of its solvency, the FSLIC assessed a special premium against some member institutions by extinguishing the secondary reserve.
It appears manifestly unfair for a New York court to interpret the law of New Jersey as extinguishing the broker's claim forever when the New Jersey courts have not yet resolved the issue itself.
49) For example, a calendar-year corporation that filed its 1984 income tax return showing less tax than was actually owed, and which subsequently had a loss in 1987 that was carried back to 1984 (thereby extinguishing the previously-existing 1984 deficiency), would owe restricted interest on the extinguished deficiency from March 15, 1985, to March 15, 1988.
BlastWrap is designed to mitigate the blast effects of an explosion by rapidly extinguishing the fireball, eliminating burns and post-blast fires, and reducing the subsequent overpressures by more than 50%, thusly reducing damage to people and property.
Fire prevention is of course ideally based on the interaction of many different elements such as fire detection, evacuation, extinguishing and even bms (building management systems) to prevent the development of the fire.
He said in a press conference today that the extinguish of the fire in Al-Mishraq sulfur plant is a great achievement, and expressed his thanks for the Civil Defense and Federal Police in extinguishing the fire of Al-Mishraq sulfur plant.