extinguish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"extinguish" in British English

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extinguishverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ/

extinguish verb [T] (FIRE/LIGHT)

to ​stop a ​fire or a ​lightburning: 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.
(Definition of extinguish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extinguish" in American English

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extinguishverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈstɪŋ·ɡwɪʃ/
to ​stop a ​fire or ​light from ​burning: It took the ​firefighters four ​hours to extinguish the ​flames.
(Definition of extinguish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"extinguish" in Business English

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extinguishverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/
LAW to take something away, for ​example a ​right to do something: A ​deedrestriction extinguishes the ​right to use or ​develop a ​property for ​certain things.
FINANCE to decide that a ​debt does not have to be ​paid: With ​interest the ​debtdoubled and was not ​finally extinguished until ​years later.
(Definition of extinguish from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “extinguish”
in Korean 불을 끄다…
in Arabic يُطْفِىء, يُخْمِد…
in Malaysian padamkan…
in French éteindre…
in Russian тушить, гасить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火/光, 熄滅,撲滅(火或光)…
in Italian estinguere, spengere…
in Turkish söndürmek…
in Polish gasić…
in Spanish extinguir, apagar…
in Vietnamese dập tắt…
in Portuguese extinguir…
in Thai ทำให้ไฟดับ…
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)…
in Indonesian memadamkan…
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