Synonyms for extinguishment

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ik-sting-gwish
Phonetic Transcription : ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ

Top 10 synonyms for extinguishment Other synonyms for the word extinguishment

Définition of extinguishment

Origin :
  • c.1500 (implied in extinguishable), from Latin extinguere/exstinguere "quench, wipe out, obliterate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + stinguere "quench," from PIE *steig- "to prick, stick, pierce." Related: Extinguished; extinguishing.
  • noun annihilation
  • noun abolition
Example sentences :
  • His universe could scarcely note the extinguishment of a sun.
  • Extract from : « Mixed Faces » by Roy Norton
  • "It is just extinguishment; that's the word for it," muttered he.
  • Extract from : « The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly » by Charles James Lever
  • The one cardinal principle which he laid down was the extinguishment of debt.
  • Extract from : « Albert Gallatin » by John Austin Stevens
  • The extinguishment of the burning roof, for the time, was complete.
  • Extract from : « Ned in the Block-House » by Edward S. Ellis
  • If emancipation was the sole object, the extinguishment of slavery would be easy, cheap, and complete.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921 » by Various
  • Never in my days did I behold such feeble endeavours in the way of extinguishment.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Charles Dickens » by Charles Dickens
  • The Indians, however, resisted measures looking toward the extinguishment of their claims to the country.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3 » by Various
  • The sum left, after paying the interest of it for the year, is annually applicable to the extinguishment of the principal.
  • Extract from : « Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856 (4 of 16 vol.) » by Various
  • The systematic prevention and extinguishment of fires are everywhere assumed to be proper work for the community at large.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6 » by Various
  • Sunset, Nature's symbol of the extinguishment of the light of life, was the time fixed for both.
  • Extract from : « The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II) » by Walter M. Chandler
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