Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “extinguish”


verb [T] (FEELING/IDEA)    /ɪkˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ/ literary
to stop or get rid of an idea or feeling: Nothing could extinguish his love for her.Forgetting and forgetfulness
(Definition of extinguish verb (FEELING/IDEA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of extinguish

More definitions for “extinguish”

Definitions of “extinguish” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More