Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To put out; quench; destroy.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", A. B. Ellis.