Associations to the word «Extinguish»


EXTINGUISH, verb. (transitive) to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench
EXTINGUISH, verb. (transitive) to destroy or abolish something
EXTINGUISH, verb. (transitive) to obscure or eclipse something
EXTINGUISH, verb. (transitive) (psychology) to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex
EXTINGUISH, verb. (transitive) (literally) to hunt down (a species) to extinction

Dictionary definition

EXTINGUISH, verb. Put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children".
EXTINGUISH, verb. Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles".
EXTINGUISH, verb. Extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar".
EXTINGUISH, verb. Terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts".
EXTINGUISH, verb. Kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population".

Wise words

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?