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Pronunciation:  ik'stinggwish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
  2. [v]  put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
  3. [v]  extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar"
  4. [v]  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"

EXTINGUISH is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: annihilate, carry off, crush out, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, press out, quench, snuff out, stub out, wipe out
 Antonyms: ignite, light
 See Also: black out, do away with, douse, end, get rid of, kill, put out, put out, smother, stamp, terminate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*tin"guish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extinguished}; p
pr. & vb. n. {Extinguishing}.] [L. extinguere, exstinguere;
ex out + stinguere to quench. See {Distinguish}, {Finish}.]
1. To quench; to put out, as a light or fire; to stifle; to
   cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to
   extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense
   or a right.

         A light which the fierce winds have no power to
         extinguish.                           --Prescott.

         This extinguishes my right to the reversion.

2. To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.

         Natural graces that extinguish art.   --Shak

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