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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·tin·guish /ɪkˈstɪŋ(g)wɪʃ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ex·tin·guish /ɪkˈstɪŋ(g)wɪʃ/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·tin·guish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extinguished p pr. & vb. n. Extinguishing.]
 1. To quench; to put out, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense or a right.
    A light which the fierce winds have no power to extinguish.   --Prescott.
    This extinguishes my right to the reversion.   --Blackstone.
 2. To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.
    Natural graces that extinguish art.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many
           Jewish children" [syn: snuff out]
      2: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be
         extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be
         contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
         [syn: snuff out, blow out, quench] [ant: ignite]
      3: extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar" [syn: stub
         out, crush out, press out]
      4: kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire
         population" [syn: eliminate, annihilate, eradicate,
         wipe out, decimate, carry off]