Definition of 'extinguish'
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Firefighters extinguished a blaze in the hallway. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are arranging for a search tomorrow once the fire has been extinguished. The Sun (2014)You have extinguished that light suddenly and needlessly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The roof and upstairs wall had collapsed by the time the blaze was extinguished. The Sun (2015)The painting is being repaired and the fire was quickly extinguished. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The car lights are extinguished and we stand in the blue shadows and cooling dust. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The house was also set alight but the fire was extinguished. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It took two hours to extinguish the fire after ten engines were sent to the scene. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its light was extinguished last year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Besides, the fires have not been entirely extinguished. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The resulting fire was finally extinguished on Monday. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The flame of new Labour was finally extinguished. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Two fire trucks and more than 50 firefighters were last night battling to extinguish the blaze. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then she locked the door of the flat, extinguished her light and lay down. The House of Mirth (1905)The fire was finally extinguished at about 11am yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The lights were on, but my fire had been extinguished. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The gas light had been extinguished, perhaps to save expense. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It took firefighters 100 days to extinguish the fires from the attacks. The Sun (2014)The cabin lights were soon extinguished: all but the crew were asleep. Times, Sunday Times (2006)After three days of "spinning," the fires were extinguished. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)Fire covered the carriageway and melted more than 600 sq metres of tarmac before the blaze was extinguished. The Sun (2015)He managed to wake the trucker and help him from the vehicle, before fire crews arrived to extinguish the blaze. The Sun (2014)After four years of work, a fire that had burned for 130 years was finally extinguished. Christianity Today (2000)Four fire crews were needed to extinguish the blaze, which burned for 1½ hours. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: extinguish VERB
If you extinguish a fire or a light, you stop it burning or shining.
It took about 50 minutes to extinguish the fire.
Definition of extinguish from the Collins English Dictionary
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