Extinguishing
Extinguish Ex*tin"guish ([e^]ks*t[i^][ng]"gw[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extinguished}([e^]ks*t[i^][ng]"gw[i^]sht); p pr. & vb. n. {Extinguishing}.] [L. extinguere, exstinguere; ex out + stinguere to quench. See {Distinguish}, {Finish}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

A light which the fierce winds have no power to extinguish. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

This extinguishes my right to the reversion. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor. [1913 Webster]

Natural graces that extinguish art. --Shak . [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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