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extinguish

verb [T]     /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/ formal
to stop something burning or giving out light: The fire took two hours to extinguish.Stopping fires
Translations of “extinguish”
in Arabic يُطْفِىء, يُخْمِد…
in Korean 불을 끄다…
in Malaysian padamkan…
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 Vietnamese dập tắt…
in Spanish extinguir, apagar…
in Portuguese extinguir…
in Thai ทำให้ไฟดับ…
in German löschen…
in Catalan extingir…
in Japanese (火、光など)を消す…
in Indonesian memadamkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火/光, 熄灭,扑灭(火或光)…
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