[ UK /ɛkstˈɪŋɡwɪʃt/ ]
[ US /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt/ ]
  1. of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement
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How To Use extinguished In A Sentence

  • In a richly ornamented setting with animals and plants on a red background, in 14 copper rosettes placed between lacunars, there are the Wise Virgins and Foolish Virgins of the New Testament parable; the former hold lighted lamps, the latter have lamps already extinguished.
  • Fire covered the carriageway and melted more than 600 sq metres of tarmac before the blaze was extinguished. The Sun
  • His discovery extinguished the achievements of his colleague.
  • After three days of "spinning," the fires were extinguished. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born
  • The car lights are extinguished and we stand in the blue shadows and cooling dust. Times, Sunday Times
  • And then the silhouette reappeared briefly in the fanlight just as the second lamp was extinguished. Excerpt: A False Mirror by Charles Todd
  • There is also a swifter motion of a different sort of fire which strikes and dilates the ray of sight until it reaches the eyes, forcing a way through their passages and melting them, and eliciting from them a union of fire and water which we call tears, being itself an opposite fire which comes to them from an opposite direction — the inner fire flashes forth like lightning, and the outer finds a way in and is extinguished in the moisture, and all sorts of colours are generated by the mixture. Timaeus
  • But it was the recurring nightmare of Adam Gilchrist which extinguished those hopes.
  • The cabin lights were soon extinguished: all but the crew were asleep. Times, Sunday Times
  • If credit was given for both these sums, the debt to the government would be extinguished.
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