extinguish definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to place completely (a fire, including); quench.
    • To put a conclusion to (hopes, for instance); destroy. See Synonyms at abolish.
    • To obscure; eclipse.
    • Law to be in or discharge (a debt).
    • Law To nullify: extinguished their title towards home.
    • mindset to effect a result of the extinction of (a conditioned response).
    • To quench; to put aside, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to die away; to place a finish to; to destroy.
    • To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.
    • to place away (a fire, as an example); quench.
    • To put a finish to (hopes, like); destroy. See Synonyms at abolish.
    • To confuse; eclipse.
    • Law To settle or discharge (a debt).
    • Law To nullify: extinguished their particular title on property.
    • Psychology To bring about the extinction of (a conditioned reaction).
    • To quench; to put completely, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to perish out; to put an end to; to destroy.
    • To confuse; to eclipse, as by exceptional splendor.
  • verb:
    • to place down, as in fire; to get rid of burning up; to quench
    • to destroy or abolish one thing
    • to obscure or eclipse anything
    • to result in the extinction of a conditioned response
    • to hunt down (a species) to extinction
    • put out, by fires, flames, or lights
    • put an end to; eliminate
    • terminate, end, or take away
    • kill in good sized quantities
    • extinguish by crushing
    • to put aside, as in fire; to finish burning up; to quench
    • to destroy or abolish some thing
    • to obscure or eclipse anything
    • to bring about the extinction of a conditioned response
    • to hunt down (a species) to extinction
    • released, by fires, flames, or lights
    • put an end to; kill
    • terminate, end, or take completely
    • kill in large numbers
    • extinguish by crushing
  • others:
    • To put completely; quench; stifle: because, to extinguish fire or fire.
    • To destroy; end; suppress: since, to extinguish an army; to extinguish desire or hope; to extinguish a claim or name.
    • to place under a cloud; obscure: eclipse; make unnoticed or obscure: as, he was entirely extinguished inside brilliant company.
    • In law, to put a conclusion to. See extinguishment, 2.
    • to place on; quench; stifle: since, to extinguish fire or fire.
    • To destroy; stop; suppress: as, to extinguish an army; to extinguish desire or hope; to extinguish a claim or name.
    • to place under a cloud; obscure: eclipse; make unnoticed or unnoticeable: because, he had been totally extinguished inside brilliant organization.
    • In law, to put an-end to. See extinguishment, 2.

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