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Definition of "extinguishing" []

  • Present participle of extinguish. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "extinguishing" in a sentence
  • "On April 19 an event took place that almost succeeded in extinguishing the rebellion."
  • "The finding of his mare – J. the Third, as he laughingly dubbed her – decided the point; he forthwith took on himself the role of quixotic highwayman, roaming his beloved South Country, happier than he had been since he first left England; bit by bit regaining his youth and spirits, which last, not all the trouble he had been through had succeeded in extinguishing ...."
  • "I am going to show you where railways have spent immense sums of money in extinguishing these grade crossings, in many cases most willingly."