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  Definition of extinguish
  1. kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
  2. put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
  3. extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar"
  4. 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"
Similar Words: eliminate, annihilate, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off, snuff out, stub out, crush out, press out, blow out, quench

 

Hyponyms: stamp, smother, put out, douse, black out

 

Grouped Verbs: decimate

 

Derivational Morphology: decimation, destruction, demolition, wipeout, extinction, extermination, annihilation, disintegration, obliteration, annihilator, extinguishing, quenching, snuffer, fire extinguisher, extinguisher, asphyxiator

 

 
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