Extinguish

Definition of Extinguish

Ex`tin´guish   Pronunciation: ĕks`tĭņ´gwĭsh
v. t.1.To quench; to put out, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense or a right.
[imp. & p. p. Extinguished(ĕks*tĭņ"gwĭsht); p pr. & vb. n. Extinguishing.]
A light which the fierce winds have no power to extinguish.
- Prescott.
This extinguishes my right to the reversion.
- Blackstone.
2.To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.
Natural graces that extinguish art.
- Shak

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