• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Extinguishment The act of extinguishing, putting out, or quenching, or the state of being extinguished; extinction; suppression; destruction; nullification; as, the extinguishment of fire or flame, of discord, enmity, or jealousy, or of love or affection.
    • Extinguishment (Law) The annihilation or extinction of a right or obligation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n extinguishment The act or process of extinguishing; a bringing to an end: as, the extinguishment of a fire, or of life.
    • n extinguishment In law, the extinction or annihilation of a right, an estate, etc., by merging or consolidating it with another, generally with one greater or more extensive. Extinguishment is of various natures as applied to various rights: as, extinguishment of estates, commons, copyholds, debts, liberties, services, and ways.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Extinguishment the act of extinguishing:
    • Extinguishment (law) putting an end to a right by consolidation or union
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.”
  • Horace
    “Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler.”
  • William Penn
    “Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man.”
  • Frank Tebbets
    Frank Tebbets
    “A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. extinguĕre, extinctumex, out, stinguĕre, to quench.


In literature:

Kent extinguished the light so that the room was in darkness.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
Jolly Roger watched them until Breault extinguished the second lamp.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
Beyond the extinguished footlights they could see the curved enormous cavern of the house, row upon row of empty seats.
"The Story Of Julia Page" by Kathleen Norris
The candles, which he had neglected to extinguish, had burned themselves out.
"A Rock in the Baltic" by Robert Barr
She happened to look round and catch that smile before he could extinguish it.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
Not all the dripping clouds of the deluge could extinguish it.
"The Case of Summerfield" by William Henry Rhodes
The Chevalier de Grammont had taken leave of his mistress nearly at the same time: the ardour of his pursuit was extinguished.
"The Memoirs of Count Grammont, Complete" by Anthony Hamilton
But the fire which burned within had not been extinguished.
"Complete Short Works" by Georg Ebers
Our troops were directed to extinguish the flames, which they finally succeeded in doing.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 6." by Ulysses S. Grant
Neither is it fire; for if it were fire, water would extinguish it.
"What Men Live By and Other Tales" by Leo Tolstoy
Waiting had extinguished the flame that had formerly fired them.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
Finally, he extinguished his flash and resolutely turned away.
"The Gray Phantom's Return" by Herman Landon
Thirdly, that the Dominant order of traits are paramount over and extinguish the Recessive order of traits.
"Feminism and Sex-Extinction" by Arabella Kenealy
With a long sigh and a little shiver, she rose slowly, extinguished the low-turned lamp and departed for bed.
"The Lash" by Olin L. Lyman
She hastened trembling round to the other side of the bed, and relit the extinguished candle at the taper which was still burning.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Extinguish that, and nought remains.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
They conversed for a time, and then the countess extinguished the large lamp that stood on a table in the centre of the room.
"Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes" by Maurice LeBlanc
At night a fire would flash from a peak, and be suddenly extinguished, as another gleamed from a peak beyond.
"The Captain of the Janizaries" by James M. Ludlow
She has in one hand an extinguished candle, in the other a key.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé
He entered the loft or chamber to which it led, and in a few minutes extinguished his light.
"Great Ghost Stories" by Various

In poetry:

O I cannot make my heart believe
--Heart, grown used to every absence--
That a moment can extinguish
That for which a life is not too long.
"Homeward Traveler" by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem
Should pleasure's rays be faint and few,
Let them their every smile retain,
And hope some future may renew
The half-extinguished light again.
"Look on the Bright Side" by John Bowring
Mournful and still it was at day's decline,
The day we entered there;
As in a loveless heart, at the lone shrine,
The fires extinguished were.
"The Quiet Rural Church" by Victor Marie Hugo
Sadly racked, I'm burning alive like Nessus,
Or like Hercules by his garment poisoned;
Nor can I extinguish my flames with every
Billow of oceans.
"Ode (in ancient meter)" by Mihai Eminescu
Who 'mid despair's impervious gloom,
Should bid her soul's sad wand'rings cease:
Th'extinguish'd spark of hope relume,
And sooth the penitent to peace?
"Bertram And Anna" by Thomas Gent
Religion should extinguish strife,
And make a calm of human life;
But friends that chance to differ
On points which God has left at large,
How freely will they meet and charge!
No combatants are stiffer.
"Friendship" by William Cowper

In news:

Because these fire extinguishing agents do not leave a damaging residue, they are called clean agents.
Take a look at some of the fire extinguishing systems available for your Corvette.
Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighters extinguished the fire, which started in the engine.
Gulf of Mexico on Friday has been extinguished.
As of Thursday, October 4, 2012, 04:16 p.m. Crews have extinguished a fire on the roof of the Burger King in Dundee.
Firefighters have extinguished a crude oil tank fire started during an explosion at a biodiesel plant in Southeast Texas.
The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters but not before causing serious damage.
A new biography tries to extinguish the myth of the kinder, gentler Trotsky.
Firefighters quickly extinguish kitchen blaze that causes $5,000 in damage.
Man Accused of Hitting Firefighter With Shovel As He Tried to Extinguish Illegal Burn.
JOHNSTOWN — A small natural gas fire in a rural part of Lower Yoder Township has been extinguished .
A small natural gas fire in a rural part of Lower Yoder Township has been extinguished .
It was extinguished in about half an hour, but more than a dozen people remain displaced, he said.
Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on the building of Hamas' Ministry of Interior in Gaza City.
Palestinians extinguish a fire after Israeli air strikes targeted an electricity generator that fed the house of Hamas's Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City.

In science:

The extinction data we used are not complete, in the sense that the more extinguished stars are not observed because of magnitude selection.
Spatial distribution of interstellar dust in the Sun vicinity, comparison with neutral sodium-bearing gas
Red blends and highly extinguished objects - Ob jects with E (B − V ) > 0.5 mag or equivalently E (V − I ) > 0.68 mag were removed from the sample.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
Although the Wesenheit magnitude and Wesenheit distance modulus are resistant to reddening, highly extinguished sources may systematically differ if the true RV value differs from our assumed RV value.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
Color online) (a) Optical spectra of the SLED and the two spectrally sliced channels measured with a resolution bandwidth of 0:1 nm. (b) Electrical spectrum of the optical noise measured directly from one photoreceiver and the electrical background noise obtained by extinguishing the optical input signal.
Scalable parallel physical random number generator based on a superluminescent LED
Given that the Cygnus X region contains huge amounts of dust, one might expect that this dust would extinguish the optical light from Cyg OB2.
The Distance and Size of the Red Hypergiant NML Cyg from VLBA and VLA Astrometry
Identical objects extinguished by different amounts of intervening dust exhibit colours which lie along lines in colour-colour spaces.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
Therefore, the absence of distinct silicate emission features in the global IRS spectrum may indicate effects resulting from geometry, for example extinguishing the emission from small grains by self-shielding.
A multi-wavelength study of the Magellanic-type galaxy NGC 4449. I. Modelling the spectral energy distribution, the ionisation structure and the star formation history
According to the ‘unified model’ (Antonucci 1993), broad emission lines are extinguished in Seyfert 2 galaxies by a dusty torus located at ≤ 100 pc from the nucleus, but they should be scattered into our line of sight by free electrons around the torus and should be observed in polarized light.
The 10-200 micron spectral energy distribution of the prototype Narrow-Line X-ray galaxy NGC 7582
This enabled us to keep a large number of atoms trapped while waiting for the vapor pressure to decrease before extinguishing the trapping light.
Loading a vapor cell magneto-optic trap using light-induced atom desorption
Extinction by normal dust grains reveals itself as a color excess, preferentially extinguishing bluer light.
Testing Cosmic Acceleration with Type Ia Supernovae
RV ) could extinguish enough light to reconcile the SN Ia data with a non-accelerating Universe without measurable reddening.
Testing Cosmic Acceleration with Type Ia Supernovae
Instead, we adopt an empirical model of the emission from an AGN accretion disk and assume that this SED may be extinguished by a foreground screen of dust.
Decomposing Dusty Galaxies. I. Multi-Component Spectral Energy Distribution Fitting
Note that significant ultraviolet and optical emission may still emerge f rom a highly extinguished accretion disk if the covering factor is less than unity.
Decomposing Dusty Galaxies. I. Multi-Component Spectral Energy Distribution Fitting
They further reason that the strength of the extra-nuclear farIR emission is likely to be towards the lower end of this range, since the ultraviolet observations used to quantify the stellar emission strength are prone to missing emission from extinguished populations.
Decomposing Dusty Galaxies. I. Multi-Component Spectral Energy Distribution Fitting
The near-IR continuum of NGC 6240 is well- fitted by a combination of apparently unobscured weak hot dust and extinguished (τV = 4.7) SB component emission.
Decomposing Dusty Galaxies. I. Multi-Component Spectral Energy Distribution Fitting