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1. extinguish

verb. ['ɪkˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] put an end to; kill.

Synonyms

  • do away with
  • get rid of
  • eliminate
  • snuff out
  • smother
  • stamp

Antonyms

  • mind
  • attend to
  • add
  • continue

Etymology

  • extinguo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Extinguish

  • distinguish

How do you pronounce extinguish?

Pronounce extinguish as ɪkˈstɪŋgwɪʃ.

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Example sentences of the word extinguish


1. Verb, base form
Move the glass away and use the cup of water to extinguish the flame.

2. Adjective
This will evaporate any leftover water and extinguish any leftover bacteria.

Quotes containing the word extinguish


1. All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
- Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

2. In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

3. Extinguish my eyes, I'll go on seeing you.Seal my ears, I'll go on hearing you.And without feet I can make my way to you,without a mouth I can swear your name.Break off my arms, I'll take hold of youwith my heart as with a hand.Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat.And if you consume my brain with fire,I'll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

2. extinguish

verb. ['ɪkˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] extinguish by crushing.

Synonyms

  • stub out
  • terminate
  • end
  • crush out

Antonyms

  • glycerolize
  • record
  • invest
  • deposit

Etymology

  • extinguo (Latin)

3. extinguish

verb. ['ɪkˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] kill in large numbers.

Synonyms

  • eliminate
  • decimate
  • kill
  • carry off
  • wipe out
  • annihilate

Antonyms

  • disorganize
  • fill
  • make
  • raise

Etymology

  • extinguo (Latin)

4. extinguish

verb. ['ɪkˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] terminate, end, or take out.

Synonyms

  • knock out
  • destruct
  • destroy
  • decouple
  • except
  • prune
  • omit
  • wipe out
  • leave off
  • take out
  • do away with
  • leave out
  • eliminate
  • obliterate
  • cancel out
  • cut
  • rationalize
  • drown
  • get rid of
  • cut out
  • exclude
  • snuff out

Antonyms

  • assemble
  • repair
  • associate
  • couple

Etymology

  • extinguo (Latin)

5. extinguish

verb. ['ɪkˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] put out, as of fires, flames, or lights.

Synonyms

  • douse
  • put out
  • quench
  • snuff out
  • stub
  • blow out

Antonyms

  • sheathe
  • crate
  • box
  • pack

Etymology

  • extinguo (Latin)
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