verb (used with object)
Origin of extinguish
Examples from the Web for self-extinguishing
Since the preceding pages have been printed, I have seen a self-extinguishing gas-lamp, invented by Mr. Clegg.A Practical Treatise on Gas-light|Fredrick Accum
Word Origin for extinguish
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.