verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR extinguish
Examples from the Web for extinguishment
Here was the extinguishment of hope, the end of wishes, the last blow to expectation.Tales of My Time, Vol. 1 (of 3)|William Pitt Scargill
They cannot, therefore, be fairly adjudged an extinguishment of the debt.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The life and death, the reputation and the progress of the town are dependent upon the extinguishment of these peasant conditions.The Evolution of the Country Community|Warren H. Wilson
To obtain as wide an extinguishment of the Cherokee claim north of the Tennessee River as possible.
The drums beat for the evening roll-call, then for the extinguishment of lights—after that, silence.The Honor of the Name|Emile Gaboriau