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definition of the word extinguish

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< Latin extinguere, pp. extinctus (to put out (what is burning), quench, extinguish, deprive of life, destory, abolish) < ex (out) + stinguere (to put out, quench, extinguish).

Infinitive
to extinguish

Third person singular
extinguishes

Simple past
extinguished

Past participle
extinguished

Present participle
extinguishing

to extinguish (third-person singular simple present extinguishes, present participle extinguishing, simple past and past participle extinguished)

  1. (transitive) to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench
  2. (transitive) to destroy or abolish something
    She extinguished all my hopes.
  3. (transitive) to obscure or eclipse something
    The rays of the sun were extinguished by the thunder clouds.
  4. (transitive, psychology) to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex
  5. (transitive, literally) to hunt down (a species) to extinction


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