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Verb: snuff out  snúf awt
  1. Put an end to; kill
    "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children";
    - extinguish
     
  2. Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    "snuff out the candles";
    - blow out, extinguish, quench

Derived forms: snuffing out, snuffed out, snuffs out

Type of: do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of