Dictionary Results for extinguish

1. extinguish - verb

· put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"

Synonym(s): snuff_out

Hypernym(s): extinguish, eliminate, get_rid_of, do_away_with

2. 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"

Synonym(s): snuff_out, blow_out, quench

Antonym(s): ignite

3. extinguish - verb

· extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar"

Synonym(s): stub_out, crush_out, press_out

Hypernym(s): end, terminate

4. extinguish - verb

· terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"

Synonym(s): eliminate, get_rid_of, do_away_with

Hypernym(s): destroy, destruct

5. extinguish - verb

· kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"

Synonym(s): eliminate, annihilate, eradicate, wipe_out, decimate, carry_off

Hypernym(s): kill

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