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Definitions and Synonyms of snuff out | Another word for snuff out | What is snuff out?

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

Samples where snuff out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children

Synonyms for snuff out in the sense of this definition

(snuff out 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 snuff out ) destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot

"Stamp fascism into submission" "stamp out tyranny"

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

"smother fires"

Definition 2: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights - [verb of weather]

Samples where snuff out 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 snuff out in the sense of this definition

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

"stub out your cigarette now"

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

"Douse the lights"

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

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

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