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  • v. Present participle of extinguish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning


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  • On April 19 an event took place that almost succeeded in extinguishing the rebellion.

    Cristero Rebellion: part 2: the combat phase

  • The finding of his mare – J. the Third, as he laughingly dubbed her – decided the point; he forthwith took on himself the role of quixotic highwayman, roaming his beloved South Country, happier than he had been since he first left England; bit by bit regaining his youth and spirits, which last, not all the trouble he had been through had succeeded in extinguishing ....

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • I am going to show you where railways have spent immense sums of money in extinguishing these grade crossings, in many cases most willingly.

    Railways and Grade Crossings

  • I began to scream dreadfully, calling upon M. de Rivière, and, aided by fear, the four of us succeeded in extinguishing the blaze, though not without severely burning our hands.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

  • Although Mr. Rijnhart had had considerable practice with the bellows while sitting with the natives around a well-blazing fire, he found it quite another matter to start one when so little force was required, so that at first he succeeded only in extinguishing the blaze instead of increasing it.

    With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior

  • But for the exertions of the police in extinguishing the flames, made while the mob were pelting them with missiles, all the factory hands would have perished.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • Fortunately, they succeeded in extinguishing the firebrand before any mischief was done; but I do not think the crew of the "Medora" slept very comfortably that night.

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

  • We all knew, if they failed in extinguishing the fire pretty quickly, what our chances of life were worth, and I think the bravest drew his breath heavily at the thought of our danger.

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

  • a shell and her cotton bulkheads ignited, but the crew of the Benton, who boarded her, succeeded in extinguishing the fire.

    The Civil War In America.

  • It felt so wrong at first, the idea of extinguishing cigarettes in the carpet, of utter negligence in so many ways.

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