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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)

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extinguishverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/
LAW to take something away, for example a right to do something: A deed restriction 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 debt doubled 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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