Put an end to; kill.
synonym: snuff out.
Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights:
— Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained.
Dutch: blussen, doven, uitblazen, uitblussen, uitdoven, vernietigen
Terminate, end, or take out:
— Socialism extinguished these archaic customs.
Kill in large numbers.
Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more
Dutch: annihileren, vernietigen
Moby thesaurus: KO, abate, abolish, abscind, adumbrate, amputate, annihilate, asphyxiate, ban, banish, bar, blot out, blow out, bob, bottle up, call off, cancel, censor, choke, choke off ... show more.
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