Extinguish

Ex*tin"guish

(ks*t"gwsh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extinguished(ks*t"gwsht); p pr. & vb. n. Extinguishing.] [L. extinguere, exstinguere; ex out + stinguere to quench. See Distinguish, Finish.] 1. To quench; to put out, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense or a right.
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A light which the fierce winds have no power to extinguish.
Prescott.
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This extinguishes my right to the reversion.
Blackstone.
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2. To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.
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Natural graces that extinguish art.
Shak.
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