Mr. B. believed it was the true policy of the creditor States to agree to the extinguishment of these balances.
His universe could scarcely note the extinguishment of a sun.
The sum left, after paying the interest of it for the year, is annually applicable to the extinguishment of the principal.
"It is just extinguishment; that's the word for it," muttered he.
I have long since given up the expectation of any early provision for the extinguishment of slavery among us.
The one cardinal principle which he laid down was the extinguishment of debt.
If emancipation was the sole object, the extinguishment of slavery would be easy, cheap, and complete.
For the extinguishment of this obligation we had already offered her a large sum of money, which she had declined.
Never in my days did I behold such feeble endeavours in the way of extinguishment.
The drums beat for the evening roll-call, then for the extinguishment of lights—after that, silence.
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.