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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 cigarette

extinguish verb [T] (FEELING/IDEA)

literary to stop or get rid of an idea or feeling: Nothing could extinguish his love for her.
Translations of “extinguish”
in Korean 불을 끄다…
in Arabic يُطْفِىء, يُخْمِد…
in French éteindre…
in Turkish söndürmek…
in Italian estinguere, spengere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火/光, 熄滅,撲滅(火或光)…
in Russian тушить, гасить…
in Polish gasić…
in Spanish extinguir, apagar…
in Portuguese extinguir…
in German löschen…
in Catalan extingir…
in Japanese (火、光など)を消す…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火/光, 熄灭,扑灭(火或光)…
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