extinguished extinguished  /ɪk ˈstɪŋɡ wɪʃt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement

Usage(s):

  1. All across Southeast Asia, monarchies were being extinguishedkings and princes stripped of power, driven into exile or executed.
  2. Unless the fire is extinguished, many of the 1,200 people who live in this small community 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia may be forced to move.
  3. We briefly defanged it in its most important lair in Afghanistan, but even there it has not been extinguished.

News

  1. Vehicle Fire Extinguished

    Aircraft from Columbia responded to a commercial vehicle fire along Highway 132. It started at around 3:35 pm in the 3700 block of Highway 132. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries
    on July 3, 2013     Source: MyMotherLode.com

  2. Car fire extinguished in Morton Grove

    Emergency responders extinguished a minivan that was on fire outside a shopping center near Waukegan and Beckwith Roads in Morton Grove Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but Morton Grove fire officials said the entire Ford Windstar was engulfed in flames. Crews arrived on the scene at 3 p.m. Tuesday and prevented the fire from spreading to the building. …
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Morton Grove Champion

  3. 3-alarm Bronzeville blaze extinguished

    A three-alarm blaze that destroyed multiple Bronzeville businesses Tuesday morning has been extinguished.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: FOX News Chicago

Quotes

  1. "Don't cry for me today," Hsieh said in his concession speech. "Although we lost the election, we have a more important mission. The torch of democracy should not be extinguished."
    on Mar 22, 2006 By: Frank Hsieh Source: 940 News

  2. "The flame of French Resistance must not and will not be extinguished," he said.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Charles de Gaulle Source: Sky News

  3. "The only role that they - the Chinese officials - will play will be to light the torch should it be extinguished and that will be the sole role that they will play in these events," Mr McClelland said on ABC radio.
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Robert McClelland Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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