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ex•tin•guish



Pronunciation: (ik-sting'gwish), [key]
v.t.
1. to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or lighted): to extinguish a candle.
2. to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate: to extinguish hope.
3. to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance.
4. Law.to discharge (a debt), as by payment.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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