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 To supplant is more often personal, signifying to take the place of another, usually by underhanded means; one is superseded by authority, supplanted by a rival.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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snuff out, extinguishverb
put an end to; kill
"The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quenchverb
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 outverb
extinguish by crushing
"stub out your cigar"
extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withverb
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 offverb
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
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How to use extinguish in a sentence?
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.
Gas pyrogens intended to extinguish fires opened and kept oxygen out resulting in injuries and death, eight people died as a result and seven injured people are in hospital.
We're not in the era now where you send, you know, big armies to fight or, you know, air forces. We're in a place where you use a jet plane as a missile to knock down buildings; where dirty bombs can be used to extinguish large numbers of people, there are lots of different techniques that you use -- cyber-attacks, attacking our electrical grid.
After nearly 75 consecutive nights of violence, destruction, and mayhem, a small group of RRT (Rapid Response Team) officers—including Officer Budworth—were again tasked with dealing with the riot, per PPB Command Staff orders, RRT officers cleared the rioters from the area to allow the Fire Bureau to extinguish the blaze. But the rioters were not satisfied.
This helps eliminate some of the legacy debt of the 2001 default, i had expected them to target the discounts which have a 8.28% coupon, but that would take a fair amount of outlay to extinguish.
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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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