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snuff out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of snuff

  1. 1 to cause to cease burning snuff out the candle Synonyms of snuff out blanket, douse (also dowse), put out, quench, extinguish (out)Words Related to snuff out choke, smother, suffocate; blow out, rub out, snub (out), stamp (out), stubAntonyms of snuff out 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 of snuff out 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 outWords Related to snuff out 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 of snuff out 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 of snuff out clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, repress, silence, slap down, quell (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppressWords Related to snuff out 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 of snuff out 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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