HyperDic: extinguish

English > 5 senses of the word extinguish:
VERBchangeextinguish, snuff output an end to
weatherextinguish, snuff out, blow out, quenchput out, as of fires, flames, or lights
changeextinguish, stub out, crush out, press outextinguish by crushing
changeextinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withterminate, end, or take out
changeextinguish, eliminate, annihilate, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry offkill / kill / kill in large numbers
extinguish > pronunciation
Soundsihkstih'nggwihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > extinguish: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningput an end to; kill.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsnuff out
Narrowersmother, put outdeprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
stampDestroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot
Broaderextinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withTerminate, end, or take out
Spanishextinguir
Catalanextingir
Nounsextinctionthe act of extinguishing
English > extinguish: 5 senses > verb 2, weather
MeaningPut out, as of fires, flames, or lights.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"
Synonymssnuff out, blow out, quench
Narrowerblack outobliterate or extinguish
douse, put outPut out, as of a candle or a light
stubExtinguish by crushing
Oppositeignite, lightCause to start burning
Spanishapagarse, apagar, extinguirse, extinguir, irse
Catalananar-se, apagar-se, apagar, extingir-se, extingir
Nounsextinction, extinguishingthe act of extinguishing
extinguishera manually operated device for extinguishing small fires / fires
English > extinguish: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningExtinguish by crushing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsstub out, crush out, press out
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishapagar, aplastar, extinguir
Catalanapagar, extingir
English > extinguish: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningTerminate, end, or take out.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"
Synonymseliminate, get rid of, do away with
Entailed byscreenExamine methodically
Narrowercancel out, wipe outwipe out the effect of something
cut, prune, rationalize, rationaliseweed out unwanted or unnecessary things
cut outDelete or remove
decoupleReduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another)
decoupleEliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive)
drownGet rid of as if by submerging / submerging
exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take outprevent from being included or considered or accepted
knock outEliminate
obliterateDo away with completely, without leaving a trace
snuff out, extinguishput an end to
Broaderdestroy, destructDo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
Spanishacabar con, desembarazarse, deshacerse, eliminar, extinguir, librarse de
Catalandesembarassar-se, desempallegar-se, eliminar
English > extinguish: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningkill / kill / kill in large numbers.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymseliminate, annihilate, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off
BroaderkillCause to die
Similar todecimatekill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
Spanishanihilar, aniquilar, diezmar, eliminar, erradicar
Catalananihilar, aniquilar, delmar, eliminar, eradicar, erradicar
Nounsextinctioncomplete annihilation

©2001-21 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict