Definition and Meanings for extinguish
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Part of Speech of extinguish
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, verbal noun
Etymology of extinguish
Meaning of extinguish
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, verbal noun
- to quench; to put out, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense or a right.
- to obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.