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extinguish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of extinguish

  1. 1 to cause to cease burning <the fire in the skillet was quickly extinguished by slamming the lid on> Synonyms blanket, douse (also dowse), put out, quench, snuff (out) Related Words choke, smother, suffocate; blow out, rub out, snub (out), stamp (out), stub Antonyms fire, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light

  2. 2 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of <a fatal blunder that extinguished all hope that the team would actually win the play-offs> Synonyms annihilate, cream, decimate, demolish, desolate, devastate, do in, destroy, nuke, pull down, pulverize, raze, rub out, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, total, vaporize, waste, wrack, wreckRelated Words beat, best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, scotch, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against); blast, blow up, break, cripple, damage, deface, deteriorate, disfigure, disintegrate, dissolve, dynamite, harm, impair, injure, mangle, mar, mutilate, spoil, vitiate; erode, scour, sweep (away), wash out, wear (away); dilapidate, disassemble, dismantle, gut, take down, unbuild, undo, unmake; blot out, efface, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, remove, root (out), snuff (out), stamp (out), wipe out; despoil, havoc, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack, trample, trash, vandalize; assassinate, butcher, cut down, dispatch, execute, fell, kill, kill off, massacre, mow (down), murder, slaughter, slay, take out, zapNear Antonyms doctor, fix, mend, patch, recondition, repair, revamp; create, invent; assemble, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; bring about, constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conserve, preserve, protect, save; rebuild, reconstruct, remodel, renovate, restoreAntonyms build, construct, erect, put up, raise, rear, set up

  3. 3 to stop the noise or speech of <her final, telling point extinguished her opponents on the city council> Synonyms dumb, silence, hush, mute, quell, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], settle, shush, shut up, squelch, stillNear Antonyms agitate, stir





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