Variant of extinguish
- to put out (a fire, etc.); quench; smother
- to put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
- to put in the shade; eclipse; obscure
- to make void; nullify
- to settle (a debt)
Origin: L extinguere, exstinguere, to quench, destroy < ex-, out + stinguere, to extinguish (for IE base see stick) + -ish
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