Complete Definition of "extinguish"

English

Pronunciation
ex*tin*guish

Etymology
From the Latin ex and tinguere.

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|extinguish|es

  1. to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench
  2. to destroy or abolish something

#:She extinguished all my hopes.

  1. to obscure or eclipse something

#:The rays of the sun were extinguished by the thunder clouds.

  1. psychology to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex
  2. literally to hunt down (a species) to extinction

Translations
trans-top|to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench
Danish: slukke
Finnish: sammuttaa
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|Ú©ÙÚاÙدÙ
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trans-top|to destroy or abolish something
Danish: slukke, udslukke
Finnish: tuhota
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|ئÛبادÙâت
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trans-top|to obscure or eclipse something
Danish: slukke, skygge for
Finnish: himmentää
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trans-top|(psychology) to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex
Finnish: sammuttaa
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trans-top|(literally) to hunt down (a species) to extinction
Danish: udrydde
Finnish: metsästää/kalastaa/tappaa sukupuutto|sukupuuttoon
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ttbc|Dutch: doven, blussen
ttbc|French: éteindre
ttbc|German: ausblasen (1)
ttbc|Kurdish: temirandin (1), tefandin (1), vemirandin (1,2), reÅ kirin (1), vekuÅtin (1,2)
ttbc|Polish: zgasiÄ
ttbc|Spanish: extinguir, apagar
ttbc|Swedish: släcka
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See also
fire extinguisher

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