SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object) to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or lighted): to extinguish a candle. to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate: to extinguish hope. to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance. . Law to discharge (a debt), as by payment. Origin of extinguish 1535–45;
ex- ex- 1
to quench) +
-ish 2 Related forms ex·tin·guish·a·ble, adjective ex·tin·guish·ment, noun non·ex·tin·guish·a·ble, adjective non·ex·tin·guished, adjective pre·ex·tin·guish, verb (used with object) pre·ex·tin·guish·ment, noun self-ex·tin·guish·ing, adjective un·ex·tin·guish·a·ble, adjective un·ex·tin·guished, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unextinguished Historical Examples of unextinguished
Finally, all is black as night and the grave—for the light,
unextinguished, glides away into some far-off world of peace.
During this trip we came upon an
unextinguished camp-fire that was spreading and about to become a forest fire.
Hair as black as the mustaches, and parted low at the side of the head, indicated also pretensions as yet
Was it to this he was driven by "his country's love, and
unextinguished thirst of praise?"
By neglect of the servant, some
unextinguished embers had been placed in a barrel in the cellar of the building. British Dictionary definitions for unextinguished verb (tr) to put out or quench (a light, flames, etc) to remove or destroy entirely; annihilate archaic to eclipse or obscure by or as if by superior brilliance law to discharge (a debt) Derived Forms extinguishable, adjective extinguisher, noun extinguishment, noun Word Origin for extinguish
C16: from Latin
exstinguere, from stinguere to quench
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Word Origin and History for unextinguished v.
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.
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unextinguished in Medicine extinguish [ĭk-stĭng ′gwĭsh] n. To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.
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