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snuff out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of snuff out

  1. 1 to cause to cease burning snuff out the candle Synonyms blanket, douse (also dowse), put out, quench, extinguish (out)Related Words choke, smother, suffocate; blow out, rub out, snub (out), stamp (out), stubAntonyms fire, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light

  2. 2 to destroy all traces of the forest fire snuffed out all of the animal life in the immediate area Synonyms abolish, black out, blot out, cancel, clean (up), efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, root (out), rub out, annihilate (out), stamp (out), sweep (away), wipe outRelated Words decimate, demolish, destroy, devastate, ravage; dismantle, flatten, mow (down), raze, tear down; ruin, total, waste, wreck; blast, blow up, dash, dynamite, smash; atomize, consume, devour, dissolve, fragment, powder, pulverize, shatter, splinter; doom, finish, kill, kill off, terminate, zap; cancel, cut, discard, ditch, eject, excise, expel, jettison, oust, throw outNear Antonyms conserve, preserve, protect, save; build, construct, create, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, shape; fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renew, renovate, repair, restore, revamp

  3. 3 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force brutally snuffed out the movement for democratic rule Synonyms clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, repress, silence, slap down, quell (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppressRelated Words douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench; smother, stifle, strangle, throttle; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, nuke, rub out, ruin, smash, waste, wreck; exterminate, obliterate, wipe out; conquer, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subjugate, vanquishNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist, back, help, prop up, support; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir, whip (up); advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote


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