extinguish - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyextinguish
he/she/itextinguishes
present participleextinguishing
past tenseextinguished
past participleextinguished
  1. 1
    formal to make a fire or cigarette stop burning. A more usual word is put out

    Firemen fought for hours to extinguish the blaze.