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Extinguish Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
  • put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
  • extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar"
  • 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"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Extinguish'

  • Fire extinguisher: extinguisher, or extinguisher, is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended
  • Embrace, extend and extinguish: "Embrace, extend, and extinguish", also known as "Embrace, extend, and exterminate", is a phrase that the U.S. Department of Justice found that was used
  • Extinguishment: Extinguishment is the destruction of a right or contract. If the subject of the contract is destroyed (such as through merging the contract subject and

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* Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates

* If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it. - Thomas Jefferson

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