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extinguish

verb

1 extinguish

Put an end to; kill.

synonym: snuff out.

Roget 385: cool, fan, refrigerate, refresh, ice; congeal, freeze, glaciate; benumb, starve, pinch, chill, petrify, chill to the marrow, ... show more



2 extinguish

Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights:
— Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained.

synonyms: blow out, quench, snuff out.

Roget 388a: go out, die out, burn out; fizzle.    extinguish; damp, slack, quench, smother; put out, stamp out; douse, snuff, ... show more

Roget 421: be dark etc. adj.. darken, obscure, shade; dim; tone down, lower; overcast, overshadow; eclipse; obfuscate, offuscate; ... show more

Dutch: blussen, doven, uitblazen, uitblussen, uitdoven, vernietigen

3 extinguish

Extinguish by crushing.

synonyms: crush out, press out, stub out.

4 extinguish

Terminate, end, or take out:
— Socialism extinguished these archaic customs.

synonyms: do away with, eliminate, get rid of.

5 extinguish

Kill in large numbers.

synonyms: annihilate, carry off, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, wipe out.

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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