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extinguished

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as in dead, doused

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extinguished

verb
past tense of extinguish

Synonyms & Antonyms of extinguished (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to cease burning
  • the fire in the skillet was quickly extinguished by slamming the lid on

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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

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3 to stop the noise or speech of
  • her final, telling point extinguished her opponents on the city council

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“Extinguished.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/extinguished. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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