Synonyms for extinguish
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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 To supplant is more often personal, signifying to take the place of another, usually by underhanded means; one is superseded by authority, supplanted by a rival.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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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.
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
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.
Please be extra cautious with anything that could start a fire in the coming days by being sure it is no longer burning when you discard it. Be sure to extinguish all campfires in areas where they are permitted before leaving the area.
It is like a massive wildfire that is burning the African-American community, and society has not devoted sufficient resources to control it, much less extinguish it.
Translations for extinguish
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- гася, унищожавам, изтребвам, потушавамBulgarian
- extingir, apagarCatalan, Valencian
- udslukke, slukke, udryddeDanish
- löschen, abschalten, auslöschenGerman
- apagar, extinguirSpanish
- tuhota, himmentää, sammuttaaFinnish
- smàilScottish Gaelic
- elolt, elfojtHungarian
- 消す, 絶やす, 打っ潰すJapanese
- کوژاندن, ئیبادهتKurdish
- uitmoorden, verduisteren, uitdoven, blussen, doven, vernietigenDutch
- utrydde, slukkeNorwegian
- atudar, esténger, esténherOccitan
- wymazać, ugasić, zgasić, stłumićPolish
- stidar, stüder, stizar, stüzzerRomansh
- потушить, погасить, гасить, тушитьRussian
- släcka, utsläckaSwedish
- söndürmek, öçürmekTurkish
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