extinguish

  • 1 extinguish — ex·tin·guish vt 1: to cause the nonexistence of: do away with 2: to cause (as a claim or right) to be void: nullify 3: to get rid of (a debt or other liability) by payment or other compensatory adjustment ex·tin·guish·able adj …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Extinguish — Ex*tin guish ([e^]ks*t[i^][ng] gw[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extinguished}([e^]ks*t[i^][ng] gw[i^]sht); p pr. & vb. n. {Extinguishing}.] [L. extinguere, exstinguere; ex out + stinguere to quench. See {Distinguish}, {Finish}.] 1. To quench; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 extinguish — [v1] put out a fire blot out, blow out, choke, douse, drown, out, quench, smother, snuff out, stamp out, stifle, suffocate, trample; concept 256 Ant. light extinguish [v2] kill; quash abate, abolish, annihilate, blot out*, check, crush, destroy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 extinguish — [ek stiŋ′gwish, ikstiŋ′gwish] vt. [L extinguere, exstinguere, to quench, destroy < ex , out + stinguere, to extinguish (for IE base see STICK) + ISH] 1. to put out (a fire, etc.); quench; smother 2. to put an end to; destroy or cause to die… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 extinguish — (v.) c.1500 (implied in extinguishable), from L. extinguere/exstinguere quench, wipe out, obliterate, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + stinguere quench, from PIE *steig to prick, stick, pierce. Related: Extinguished; extinguishing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 extinguish — 1 *crush, quell, suppress, quench, quash Analogous words: obliterate, expunge, efface, delete (see ERASE): *destroy: *ruin, wreck Antonyms: inflame 2 *abolish, annihilate, abate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 extinguish — ► VERB 1) put out (a fire or light). 2) put an end to. 3) cancel (a debt) by full payment. 4) Law render (a right or obligation) void. DERIVATIVES extinguishable adjective extinguisher noun extinguishment noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 extinguish — transitive verb Etymology: Latin exstinguere (from ex + stinguere to extinguish) + English ish (as in abolish); akin to Latin instigare to incite more at stick Date: circa 1540 1. a. (1) to bring to an end ; make an end of < hope for their safety …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 Extinguish — Retire or pay off debt. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * extinguish ex‧tin‧guish [ɪkˈstɪŋgwɪʆ] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to remove someone s permission or right to do something: • Any settlement extinguishes the plaintiff s title to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 extinguish — retire or pay off debt. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * extinguish ex‧tin‧guish [ɪkˈstɪŋgwɪʆ] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to remove someone s permission or right to do something: • Any settlement extinguishes the plaintiff s title to that… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 extinguish — ex|tin|guish [ıkˈstıŋgwıʃ] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: exstinguere, from stinguere to extinguish ] 1.) to make a fire or light stop burning or shining = ↑put out ▪ Please extinguish all cigarettes. ▪ Firemen were called to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 extinguish — UK [ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms extinguish : present tense I/you/we/they extinguish he/she/it extinguishes present participle extinguishing past tense extinguished past participle extinguished 1) a) formal to make a fire or… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 extinguish — extinguishable, adj. extinguishment, n. /ik sting gwish/, v.t. 1. to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or lighted): to extinguish a candle. 2. to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence;… …

    Universalium

  • 14 extinguish — [[t]ɪkstɪ̱ŋgwɪʃ[/t]] extinguishes, extinguishing, extinguished 1) VERB If you extinguish a fire or a light, you stop it burning or shining. [FORMAL] [V n] It took about 50 minutes to extinguish the fire... [V n] The lights are extinguished as… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 extinguish — ex•tin•guish [[t]ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to cause to stop burning; put out: to extinguish a fire[/ex] 2) to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate: to extinguish hope[/ex] 3) to obscure or eclipse, as by superior… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 extinguish — /əkˈstɪŋgwɪʃ / (say uhk stinggwish), /ɛk / (say ek ) verb (t) 1. to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or alight). 2. to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence: to extinguish a hope; to… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 extinguish — 1. To abolish; to quench, as a flame; to cause loss of identity; to destroy. 2. In psychology, to progressively abolish a previously conditioned response. See conditioning. [L. extinguo, to quench] * * * ex·tin·guish ik stiŋ (g)wish vt to cause… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 extinguish — verb Extinguish is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blaze, ↑candle, ↑cigar, ↑cigarette, ↑fire, ↑flame, ↑light …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 extinguish — ex|tin|guish [ ık stıŋgwıʃ ] verb transitive 1. ) FORMAL to make a fire or cigarette stop burning. A more usual word is put out: Firemen fought for hours to extinguish the blaze. a ) FORMAL to make a light stop shining 2. ) MAINLY LITERARY to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 extinguish — verb (T) formal 1 to make a fire or light stop burning or shining: Please extinguish all cigarettes. 2 to destroy an idea or feeling or make it stop existing: All hope was almost extinguished …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English