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Definitions and Synonyms of extinguish | Another word for extinguish | What is extinguish?

Definition 1: put an end to; kill - [verb of change]

Samples where extinguish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children

Synonyms for extinguish in the sense of this definition

(extinguish is a kind of ...) terminate, end, or take out

"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics" "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs" "eliminate my debts"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot

"Stamp fascism into submission" "stamp out tyranny"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

"smother fires"

Definition 2: kill in large numbers - [verb of change]

Samples where extinguish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plague wiped out an entire population

Synonyms for extinguish in the sense of this definition

(extinguish is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(extinguish has a similar meaning as ...) kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies

Definition 3: terminate, end, or take out - [verb of change]

Samples where extinguish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics
  • Socialism extinguished these archaic customs
  • eliminate my debts

Synonyms for extinguish in the sense of this definition

(extinguish is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) prevent from being included or considered or accepted

"The bad results were excluded from the report" "Leave off the top piece"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) put an end to; kill

"The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

"We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) delete or remove

"Cut out the extra text" "cut out the newspaper article"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) get rid of as if by submerging

"She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) eliminate

"knock out a target"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) do away with completely, without leaving a trace

(... is a kind of extinguish ) eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive)

(... is a kind of extinguish ) reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another)

(... is a kind of extinguish ) wipe out the effect of something

"The new tax effectively cancels out my raise" "The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"

Definition 4: extinguish by crushing - [verb of change]

Samples where extinguish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stub out your cigar

Synonyms for extinguish in the sense of this definition

(extinguish is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

Definition 5: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights - [verb of weather]

Samples where extinguish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
  • quench the flames
  • snuff out the candles

Synonyms for extinguish in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of extinguish ) extinguish by crushing

"stub out your cigarette now"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) put out, as of a candle or a light

"Douse the lights"

(... is a kind of extinguish ) obliterate or extinguish

"Some life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived"

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