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ex•tin•guish•er



Pronunciation: (ik-sting'gwi-shur), [key]
n.
1. a person or thing that extinguishes.
2. See fire extinguisher.
3. an instrument consisting of a cone-shaped cup attached to a handle or the end of a pole, for extinguishing a candle by momentarily closing off the burning wick from the air. Cf. candlesnuffer.

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

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