unextinguished


unextinguished

verb (used with object)

  1. to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or lighted): to extinguish a candle.
  2. to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate: to extinguish hope.
  3. to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance.
  4. Law. to discharge (a debt), as by payment.

verb (tr)

  1. to put out or quench (a light, flames, etc)
  2. to remove or destroy entirely; annihilate
  3. archaic to eclipse or obscure by or as if by superior brilliance
  4. law to discharge (a debt)

v.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. n.

  1. To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.

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