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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of extinguish.
- adj. referring to something that has been eliminated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement; -- of a conditioned response.
- adj. no longer burning; -- of a fire.
- adj. no longer existing; -- of species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Quenched; put out; destroyed. Specifically: In pharmacy, rendered indistinguishable through fine subdivision: noting the condition produced by triturating mercury with lard until the metallic globules are no longer visible.
- In the petrographical investigation of rocks and minerals with a polarizing microscope, noting the complete darkening of a transparent section of a bire-fracting mineral when its axes of elasticity coincide with the planes of the crossed Nicol prisms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement
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