ex·tin·guish /ɪkˈstɪŋ(g)wɪʃ/ 及物動詞
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.
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]