Meaning of extinguish
Pronunciation: (ik-sting'gwish), [key]
- to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or lighted): to extinguish a candle.
- to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate: to extinguish hope.
- to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance.
- to discharge (a debt), as by payment.
- extinguish (Thesaurus)