extinguishing

present participle of extinguish
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as in destroying
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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as in shushing
to stop the noise or speech of her final, telling point extinguished her opponents on the city council

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“Extinguishing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/extinguishing. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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