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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 of extinguish blanket, douse (also dowse), put out, quench, snuff (out) Words Related to extinguish choke, smother, suffocate; blow out, rub out, snub (out), stamp (out), stub Antonyms of extinguish 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 of extinguish 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, wreckWords Related to extinguish 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 of extinguish 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 of extinguish 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 of extinguish dumb, silence, hush, mute, quell, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], settle, shush, shut up, squelch, stillNear Antonyms of extinguish agitate, stir


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