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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Kill in large numbers; Put an end to; Wipe out by crushing; Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights.

Usage examples (37)
  • Respect the differences between the faiths and recognize them as valid as long as they do not extinguish the flame of unity.
  • Does not a little word extinguish all pleasures of that sort?
  • He now tries to woo Lib Dem voters and MPs, not "extinguish" them.
  • - He will try to "extinguish" our freedom of speech. for more
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