extinguishing extinguishing  /ɪk ˈstɪŋɡwɪ ʃɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning



  1. War, he believed, could be ended only by extinguishing the emotionsfear, anger, contempt, vengefulnessthat fueled it.
  2. On some occasions Congress has served as a kind of sheet anchor, restraining or even extinguishing the martial urge.
  3. It is possible to pipe fire-extinguishing gas to the inaccessible cargo and like spaces.


  1. Modern Science And Our Sense Of Wonder

    Science is often accused of extinguishing our enchantment with the world, of being too cold and rational. Quite the opposite is true, says Marcelo Gleiser. Modern science has restored a sense of wonder to the world with its revelations of objects unseen and realities unknown.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. Lakeville firefighters hurt in burning home's ceiling collapse

    Three Lakeville firefighters were injured when a ceiling collapsed on them while they were extinguishing a house fire Tuesday night.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  3. Blaze damages Vineland home

    Vineland firefighters pack up their hoses after extinguishing a house fire Tuesday afternoon on the 300 block of Plum Street. / Staff photo/Cody Glenn
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily Journal


  1. In Rome, Pope Benedict XVI said the dissident IRA violence could "seriously endanger the political process under way in Northern Ireland and risk extinguishing so many hopes raised by it in the region and in the entire world."
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Hindu

  2. "I suspect in a deeply personal sense you would still be not totally extinguishing that dream," Tim Costello said.
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Tim Costello Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "With this plea, Bateman joins a small universe of firefighters who, for reasons we may never fully understand, violated the public's trust by igniting fires, not extinguishing them," US Attorney Paul Charlton said in a statement.
    on Oct 31, 2006 By: Paul Charlton Source: Arizona Daily Star

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