snuff out, extinguish(verb)
put an end to; kill
"The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench(verb)
put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
quell, stub out, eliminate, press out, squelch, blow out, wipe out, allay, decimate, get rid of, burn out, carry off, assuage, crush out, annihilate, snuff out, slake, blow, quench, do away with, eradicate
stub out, crush out, extinguish, press out(verb)
extinguish by crushing
"stub out your cigar"
extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with(verb)
terminate, end, or take out
"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
stub out, eliminate, press out, blow out, rule out, wipe out, abolish, remove, decimate, obviate, winnow out, carry off, egest, crush out, annihilate, pass, reject, snuff out, excrete, rid of, get rid of, quench, do away with, eradicate
eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)
kill in large numbers
"the plague wiped out an entire population"
obviate, bear off, eat up, crush out, pull off, rule out, exhaust, annihilate, reject, negociate, take away, eliminate, get rid of, manage, bear away, use up, rid of, bring off, extirpate, decimate, exterminate, press out, kill, eat, obliterate, run through, quench, cancel out, snuff out, pass, wipe out, carry away, do away with, stub out, uproot, blow out, winnow out, excrete, root out, erase, sweep away, carry off, consume, egest, deplete, eradicate
to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench
to destroy or abolish something
She extinguished all my hopes.
to obscure or eclipse something
The rays of the sun were extinguished by the thunder clouds.
to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex
to hunt down (a species) to extinction
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To subvert is to overthrow from or as from the very foundation; utterly destroy; bring to ruin. The word is now generally figurative, as of moral or political ruin. To supersede implies the putting of something that is wisely or unwisely preferred in the place of that which is removed; to subvert does not imply substitution. To supplant is more often personal, signifying to take the place of another, usually by underhanded means; one is superseded by authority, supplanted by a rival. Compare ABOLISH.
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How to use extinguish in a sentence?
Whatever they tried to do with the flag, as we were trying to extinguish it and they were trying to keep it away, their pants leg caught on fire, the charge was assault on an officer because the officer tried to put it out when he saw it getting burned, and there were also counter demonstrators who were trying to take it away.
Once you have a huge forest fire like that, especially when you don't have all the kind of forest fire-fighting equipment that you have in places like the U.S. or Portugal, it's difficult to extinguish, they'll only be extinguished by themselves depending on the weather conditions.
Every hotspot is an ember that if not contained can become a new fire, so we cannot let down our guard even for a minute, and we can't just fight this epidemic, we have to extinguish it.
Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.
Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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- потушавам, гася, изтребвам, унищожавамBulgarian
- extingir, apagarCatalan, Valencian
- slukke, udrydde, udslukkeDanish
- auslöschen, abschalten, löschenGerman
- extinguir, apagarSpanish
- sammuttaa, tuhota, himmentääFinnish
- smàilScottish Gaelic
- elolt, elfojtHungarian
- 打っ潰す, 消す, 絶やすJapanese
- ئیبادهت, کوژاندنKurdish
- uitmoorden, vernietigen, doven, blussen, uitdoven, verduisterenDutch
- utrydde, slukkeNorwegian
- atudar, esténher, esténgerOccitan
- stłumić, ugasić, zgasić, wymazaćPolish
- stidar, stizar, stüzzer, stüderRomansh
- погасить, гасить, тушить, потушитьRussian
- släcka, utsläckaSwedish
- söndürmek, öçürmekTurkish
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