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extinguish

verb (v)

  • put an end to; kill (verb.change)
    Synonym: snuff out
    source: wordnet30
  • put out, as of fires, flames, or lights (verb.weather)
    Synonym: blow out, quench, snuff out
    Antonym: ignite, light
    Example:
    Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained.
    source: wordnet30
  • extinguish by crushing (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • terminate, end, or take out (verb.change)
    Example:
    Socialism extinguished these archaic customs.
    source: wordnet30
  • kill in large numbers (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • To quench; to put out, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense or a right. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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