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English definition of “extinguish”

extinguish

verb [T] uk   /ɪkˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ/ us  

extinguish verb [T] (FIRE/LIGHT)

to stop a fire or a light burning: It took the firefighters several hours to extinguish the flames. to extinguish a cigaretteFire serviceFire and flameStopping fires

extinguish verb [T] (FEELING/IDEA)

literary to stop or get rid of an idea or feeling: Nothing could extinguish his love for her.Forgetting and forgetfulness
(Definition of extinguish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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