Definitions

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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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Examples

  • In addition to all these considerations, the right of North Carolina to have this title extinguished by the General Government, is strengthened by the policy which has been pursued towards the Cherokees by the States of Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama.

    North Carolina--Cherokee Indians. Report and Resolution of a Joint Committee of the Legislature of North Carolina, Relative to the Cherokee Indians

  • Men of competence will never be extinguished from the memory of humanity because his wisdom, his dedication to the improvement of humanity, his tenacity for the progress of science in favor of mankind, makes people everywhere, all believers, all ideologies, feel in one way or another under an obligation to his talents and his boldness.

    Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo - Nobel Lecture

  • Michigan to the Mississippi, has the Indian title extinguished, and, in part, has been surveyed and brought into market.

    A New Guide for Emigrants to the West

  • Upon his death his titles extinguished; but his estates devolved on his nephew, the Lord John Fitz Maurice, in whose favour the title of

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 2

  • * Restore any uninvestigated customary title extinguished by the 2004 Act

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • Maori customary title extinguished by the last Labour Government's contentious Foreshore and Seabed Act will be restored, under proposals just announced.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • As a result of this, any Māori customary title extinguished by the earlier Act is unextinguished, and iwi and hapu are free to go to court to secure well-defined (and slightly more extensive) customary rights.

    No Right Turn

  • The precise year in which the Western empire was extinguished, is not positively ascertained.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The authorities’ ignorance of when the fire was extinguished is presumably because it took (is taking? will take? will have taken?) place within a closed timelike loop.

    Stromata Blog:

  • Her serious expression extinguished the imbecile grin of which I was conscious.

    Chance

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  • "1. 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.

    2. 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."

    --Century Dictionary

    January 25, 2011