extinguish

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɪkˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
extinguish

Third-person singular
extinguishes

Past tense
extinguished

Past participle
extinguished

Present participle
extinguishing

  1. (transitive) If you extinguish a fire, you stop the fire.
    He used a wet rag to extinguish the fire.
  2. (transitive) If you extinguish something, you destroy or abolish it.
    His dream of becoming a pilot was extinguished after he had a car accident which left him paralysed.