Extinguishment



[ik-sting-gwish] /ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or lighted):
to extinguish a candle.
2.
to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate:
to extinguish hope.
3.
to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance.
4.
Law. to discharge (a debt), as by payment.
/ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to put out or quench (a light, flames, etc)
2.
to remove or destroy entirely; annihilate
3.
(archaic) to eclipse or obscure by or as if by superior brilliance
4.
(law) to discharge (a debt)
v.

c.1500 (implied in extinguishable), from Latin extinguere/exstinguere “quench, wipe out, obliterate,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + stinguere “quench,” from PIE *steig- “to prick, stick, pierce.” Related: Extinguished; extinguishing.

extinguish ex·tin·guish (ĭk-stĭng’gwĭsh)
n. ex·tin·guished, ex·tin·guish·ing, ex·tin·guish·es
To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.

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