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Definition of extinguish verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    extinguish

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they extinguish
     
    he / she / it extinguishes
     
    past simple extinguished
     
    -ing form extinguishing
     
     
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  1. 1extinguish something to make a fire stop burning or a light stop shining synonym put out Firefighters tried to extinguish the flames. (formal) All lights had been extinguished.
  2. 2extinguish something to destroy something News of the bombing extinguished all hope of peace.
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