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extinguishment

[ ik-sting-gwish ]SEE DEFINITION OF extinguishment
  • nounannihilation
  • nounabolition

Synonyms for extinguishment

  • decimation
  • destruction
  • elimination
  • eradication
  • excision
  • extermination
  • extinction
  • genocide
  • liquidation
  • obliteration
  • slaughter
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTINGUISHMENT

His universe could scarcely note the extinguishment of a sun.

"It is just extinguishment; that's the word for it," muttered he.

The one cardinal principle which he laid down was the extinguishment of debt.

The extinguishment of the burning roof, for the time, was complete.

If emancipation was the sole object, the extinguishment of slavery would be easy, cheap, and complete.

Never in my days did I behold such feeble endeavours in the way of extinguishment.

The Indians, however, resisted measures looking toward the extinguishment of their claims to the country.

The sum left, after paying the interest of it for the year, is annually applicable to the extinguishment of the principal.

The systematic prevention and extinguishment of fires are everywhere assumed to be proper work for the community at large.

Sunset, Nature's symbol of the extinguishment of the light of life, was the time fixed for both.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500 (implied in extinguishable), from Latin extinguere/exstinguere "quench, wipe out, obliterate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + stinguere "quench," from PIE *steig- "to prick, stick, pierce." Related: Extinguished; extinguishing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXTINGUISHMENT

annihilation

nounutter destruction.

eclipse

nounshadowing of the sun
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