Translation of extinguish in Spanish:

extinguish

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstɪŋgwɪʃ/

vt

  • 1.1 [fire] extinguir*; [candle/cigar] apagar*
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    • 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.
    1.2 [literario/literary] [hope/memory] apagar* [literario/literary]; [passion/life] extinguir* [literario/literary]
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.3 [debt] cancelar; [obligation] cumplir con
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    • 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.

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