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Adjective: extinguished  ik'sting-gwisht
  1. (psychology) of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement
Verb: extinguish  ik'sting-gwish
  1. Put an end to; kill
    "The Nazis extinguished the life of many Jewish children";
    - snuff out
     
  2. Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained";
    - snuff out, blow out, quench
     
  3. Extinguish by crushing
    "extinguish your cigar";
    - stub out, crush out, press out
     
  4. Terminate, end, or take out
    "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs";
    - eliminate, get rid of, do away with
     
  5. Kill in large numbers
    "the plague extinguished an entire population";
    - eliminate, annihilate, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off

See also: destroyed

Type of: destroy, destruct, end, kill, spifflicate, spiflicate, terminate

Antonym: ignite

Encyclopedia: Extinguish