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extinguish Saltos de línea: ex¦tin|guish
Pronunciación: /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/

Definición de extinguish en inglés:


[with object]
1Cause (a fire or light) to cease to burn or shine: firemen were soaking everything to extinguish the blaze
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I shrieked and jumped back, as he, laughing with amusement, murmured another set of words and a different ray of light extinguished the fire.
  • More than 200 firefighters from Arlington, Va., and other nearby towns, extinguished a fire that burned for nearly three days.
  • The fire is extinguished before it burns away the paper, leaving behind a dark residue.
1.1Put an end to; destroy: hope is extinguished little by little
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • When we destroy ecosystems and extinguish species, we degrade the greatest heritage this planet has to offer and thereby threaten our own existence.
  • Elected dictatorships, which extinguish opposition, destroy the political process too.
  • North End's play-off hopes were all but extinguished by the only team doomed to relegation from the First Division so far - and a controversial handball.
1.2Subdue or reduce (someone) to silence: a look which would have extinguished any man
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I drove the sword into his chest, extinguishing him for good.
  • The shouting of her husband and daughter is extinguished.
  • They tried to kill me, to extinguish me completely, but I have only lost an arm.
1.3Cancel (a debt) by full payment: the debt was absolutely extinguished
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Your final payment extinguishes your debt and you are mortgage-free - guaranteed.
  • I accept that there may be situations in which if a creditor unconditionally assigns the benefit of a debt to a debtor, he will thereby extinguish the debt.
  • However, the fact that the debt cannot be enforced by action does not mean that the debt is extinguished.
1.4 Law Render (a right or obligation) void: rights of common pasture were extinguished
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Most periods of limitation do not extinguish the claimant's right but merely bar his remedy.
  • Their property rights are extinguished by this legislation.
  • But it extinguishes an obligation, and if the rule is valid and can apply it then imposes an obligation in the same terms on the defendant.


Pronunciación: /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəb(ə)l/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Although, in Mabo, Indigenous Australians won recognition of their traditional rights to land, the High Court by the narrowest majority (four to three) decided that these fragile rights were readily extinguishable.
  • Let's start with suggesting one might immediately start paying down any extinguishable floating rate debt.
  • The children tried to blow them out, but the candles weren't extinguishable.
Pronunciación: /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃm(ə)nt/
sustantivo ( Law )
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • It was referred to and is known as the White Paper Policy of 1969, which called for the extinguishment of the rights of the aboriginal people in the country.
  • ‘In general, it is very rare that we would consider an extinguishment anywhere, without being certain of an equivalent or alternative route,’ she said.
  • We submit that is a different sort of extinguishment.


Mid 16th century: from Latin exstinguere, from ex- 'out' + stinguere 'quench'. Compare with distinguish.

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