Amid the sound of screaming and the smell of burning, he tried to extinguish the fire with prayer mats.
They remembered that the escaped owner had only recently tried to extinguish their capital with blood.
These habits are likely to be hard to extinguish entirely.
It is the prerogative of a viscount or a baron to make a person feel small, and of a baronet to extinguish him.
I like the taste of it as well once you extinguish the flame.
It is an instinct, and you can no more repress it than you can extinguish thought.
Little hope remained of their being able to extinguish the flames.
The transportation of John Mitchell did not extinguish the zeal of the insurgent press.
The English horse arrived just in time to extinguish the flames.
The building was by this time all in flames, and though many men had assembled they made no effort to extinguish the fire.
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.
extinguish ex·tin·guish (ĭk-stĭng'gwĭsh)
n. ex·tin·guished, ex·tin·guish·ing, ex·tin·guish·es
To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.