verb (used with object)
to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or lighted):
to extinguish a candle.
to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate:
to extinguish hope.
to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance.
Law. to discharge (a debt), as by payment.
to put out or quench (a light, flames, etc)
to remove or destroy entirely; annihilate
(archaic) to eclipse or obscure by or as if by superior brilliance
(law) to discharge (a debt)
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.
- Self extracting archive
file format (SEA) An archive format used on the Apple Macintosh. Double-clicking a file of this type should extract its contents. (1995-05-02)
verb (used with object), self-fed, self-feeding. Agriculture. 1. to provide a supply of food to (animals) so as to allow them to eat as much and as often as they want. Compare hand-feed (def 1).
noun 1. an apparatus or machine that automatically discharges a supply of some material, especially one consisting of a hopper and a trough for feeding livestock. noun 1. any machine or device capable of automatically supplying materials when and where they are needed, esp one for making measured quantities of food constantly available to farm […]
[self-fur-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈfɜr tl or, esp. British, -taɪl, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective, Zoology. 1. capable of self-fertilization.