Definition of Extinguishing

1. Noun. The act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning. "The extinction of the lights"

Exact synonyms: Extinction, Quenching
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Termination
Derivative terms: Extinguish, Extinguish, Extinguish, Quench



Definition of Extinguishing

1. Verb. (present participle of extinguish) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extinguishing

1. extinguish [v] - See also: extinguish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extinguishing

extinctionists
extinctions
extinctive
extincts
extine
extines
extinguish
extinguishable
extinguishant
extinguishants
extinguished
extinguisher
extinguishers
extinguishes
extinguisheth
extinguishing (current term)
extinguishment
extinguishments
extinguisht
extirp
extirpable
extirpate
extirpated
extirpates
extirpating
extirpation
extirpations
extirpative
extirpator
extirpators

Literary usage of Extinguishing

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1. Handbook of Casinghead Gas by Henry Palmer Westcott (1922)
"extinguishing Burning Liquids—There are two principal methods of ... To dilute the burning liquid with a non-inflammable extinguishing agent that will mix ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"Payment Is a mode of extinguishing obligations. It is an act calling for the exercise of will, of consent. To constitute a payment, money or some other ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"On extinguishing Fires. By CB KINO. The subject, he remarked at the outset ... In extinguishing fires of any magnitude, the steam fire-engine must ever hold ..."

4. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"Some instances of the practice of annually extinguishing fires and relighting them from a new and sacred l witnessed it at Athens, on April 13th, ..."

5. Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines: Including the Running, Care and by Stephen Roper (1897)
"DIFFERENT METHODS OF extinguishing FIRES. Numerous attempts have been made at different times to increase the efficiency of water by chemicals, ..."

6. Rural Credits, Land and Cooperative by Myron Timothy Herrick, R. Ingalls (1914)
"Four Methods of extinguishing a Loan.—History of Amortization Plan. ... There are four methods besides payment in full of extinguishing a reducible or ..."

7. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory (1828)
"The legal effects of payment, considered as a method of extinguishing obligations, must, in questions with foreigners, be determined according to the lex ..."

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