名词:extinguishment 动词过去式:extinguished 过去分词:extinguished 现在分词:extinguishing 第三人称单数:extinguishes 形容词:extinguishable
1 (a) cause (sth) to stop burning; put out 使（某物）熄灭; 扑灭
*Please extinguish your cigarettes. 请将香烟熄灭.
* They tried to extinguish the flames. 他们竭力要把火焰扑灭.
(b) (fig fml 比喻, 文) end the existence of (hope, love, passion, etc) 使（希望、爱情、激情等）不复存在
*His behaviour extinguished the last traces of affection she had for him. 他的这种行为使她对他的最後一丝爱慕之情荡然无存.
2 clear or pay off (a debt) 清偿（债务）.> extinguisher = fire extinguisher (fire).
1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin:
exstinguere, from stinguere 'to extinguish'
to make a fire or light stop burning or shining
= put out Please extinguish all cigarettes. Firemen were called to extinguish the blaze.
to make an idea or feeling stop All hope was almost extinguished.