extinguish extinguish  /ɪk ˈstɪŋɡ wɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) put an end to; kill
  2. (v) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
  3. (v) extinguish by crushing
  4. (v) terminate, end, or take out
  5. (v) kill in large numbers

Usage(s):

  1. At first, the ruling junta, which has maintained an iron grip for 45 years, tried to extinguish the protest movement by arresting dozens of pro-democracy activists.
  2. There's no smoldering scandal to extinguish, no battered confidence to restore, no eroding margins to reverse.
  3. Pakistani fire fighters attempt to extinguish a fire after rioters set ablaze several shops at a timber market in Karachi on November 30, 2008.

News

  1. Mini storage fire, several units affected

    The Little Rock Fire Department is working to extinguish an early morning blaze at the Riverdale Mini Storage on 1020 Jessie Road. Captain Randy Hickmon says the department is not yet sure exactly how many units have been affected by the fire.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KATV Little Rock

  2. Two-alarm fire engulfs one apartment building near Carolina Stadium

    Around 45 to 50 firefighters from the Columbia Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at an apartment complex against the backdrop of Carolina Stadium early Thursday morning.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WIS News 10 Columbia

  3. Greeley woman recognized for helping extinguish park fire

    Patty McDaniel, 58, of Greeley, sits in her counselor's office with her award from the Greeley Fire Department. McDaniel was presented with the award Tuesday for helping to extinguish a fire in Kiwanis Park.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Greeley Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Proposition 8 must be invalidated because the amendment process cannot be used to extinguish fundamental constitutional rights without compelling justification," Brown said in a written statement.
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Jerry Brown Source: CNN

  2. "Hamas has made its choice," said Condoleezza Rice. "It has sought to attempt to extinguish democratic debate with violence and to impose its extremist agenda on the Palestinian people in Gaza. Now responsible Palestinians are making their...
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Voice of America

  3. "I am expecting you to resolve this position in order to extinguish the fire, whose smoke can be seen in the atmosphere, and to foil dangerous plots," Rafsanjani said in a letter to Khamenei, published by the semi-official Mehr news agency.
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Hashemi Rafsanjani Source: Reuters India

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