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Definition of extinguish:

  1. To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.
  2. 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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