extinguished Definition

  • 1having ceased to burn or shine
  • 2put an end to; annihilate

Using extinguished: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "extinguished" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The fire was extinguished by the firefighters.

  • Example

    The hope of finding survivors was soon extinguished.

  • Example

    The candle flame was extinguished by a gust of wind.

extinguished Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: extinguished in Brief

The term 'extinguished' [ikˈstiNGɡwiSHt] refers to something that has stopped burning or shining. It can also mean to put an end to something completely, as in 'The hope of finding survivors was soon extinguished.' Synonyms include 'quenched,' 'snuffed out,' and 'doused.' Antonyms include 'ignited,' 'kindled,' and 'lit.'