What does the word extinguish mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To put out; quench; destroy.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Extinguisher.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Extinguishable.

Usage examples for extinguish

  1. They neither jar together, nor war with each other, nor extinguish each other. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  2. The only precaution I took was to extinguish my cigarette if I chanced at the moment to be smoking. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  3. In a very few minutes flames began to appear on the roof, and, though the enemy worked hard to extinguish it, it rapidly increased, until the mosque was untenable. – The History of the First West India Regiment by A. B. Ellis