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English definition of “extinguish”

extinguish

verb [T] (FIRE/LIGHT)    /ɪkˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ/
to stop a fire or a light burning : It took the firefighters several hours to extinguish the flames . to extinguish a cigarette Fire serviceFire and flameStopping fires
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