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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɪkˈstɪŋ.wɪʃ/, SAMPA: /Ik"stIN.gwiS/

Etymology

Verb

Infinitive
to extinguish

Third person singular
extinguish

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to extinguish (third-person singular simple present extinguish, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench
  2. (transitive) to destroy or abolish something
    She extinguished all my hopes.
  3. (transitive) to obscure or eclipse something
    The rays of the sun were extinguished by the thunder clouds.
  4. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex
  5. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to hunt down (a species) to extinction

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