Synonyms for extinguish

Synonyms for (verb) extinguish

Synonyms: carry off, wipe out, extinguish, eliminate, eradicate, decimate, annihilate

Definition: kill in large numbers

Usage: the plague wiped out an entire population

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays


Synonyms: do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

Definition: terminate, end, or take out

Usage: Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics; Socialism extinguished these archaic customs; eliminate my debts

Similar words: destroy, destruct

Definition: do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

Usage: The fire destroyed the house


Synonyms: snuff out, extinguish

Definition: put an end to; kill

Usage: The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children

Similar words: do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

Definition: terminate, end, or take out

Usage: Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics; Socialism extinguished these archaic customs; eliminate my debts


Synonyms: crush out, press out, stub out, extinguish

Definition: extinguish by crushing

Usage: stub out your cigar

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I