1. [ verb ] put an end to; kill
Synonyms: snuff_out

"The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"

Related terms: eliminate stamp smother extinction
2. [ verb ] put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
Synonyms: blow_out quench snuff_out obliterate

"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained" "quench the flames" "snuff out the candles"

Related terms: ignite black_out douse extinction
3. [ verb ] extinguish by crushing
Synonyms: stub_out press_out crush_out

"stub out your cigar"

Related terms: end end
4. [ verb ] kill in large numbers
Synonyms: eliminate eradicate annihilate wipe_out carry_off decimate

"the plague wiped out an entire population"

Related terms: kill decimate annihilation annihilation decimation annihilator
Similar spelling:   extinguisher