Extinguish


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Extinguish

Retire or pay off debt.

Extinguish

To cause a security to cease to exist. This especially applies to debt securities; for example, when a bond matures, it is said to be extinguished. See also: Repay.
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Suddenly the bell that gives the signal for the end of the carnival sounded, and at the same instant all the moccoletti were extinguished as if by enchantment.
The former being broken as well as extinguished, he rang for another.
She lay outstretched, dressed in her ordinary clothes, the extinguished taper still grasped in her hand, no mark or wound upon her--pale, placid, and senseless.
Soon a torrent of vivid sparks fell around them -- then, at last, the volcano was extinguished -- then all was dark and still -- the floating bark and heaving ocean.
The fire being extinguished, the soldiers presented themselves, Digby at their head.
Then a gigantic hand issued from the shade, and fastened on the throat of the captain, who uttered a stifle rattle; his stretched-out arms beating the air, the torch fell and was extinguished in blood.
It signaled to her across the dark street; it was a sign of triumph shining there for ever, not to be extinguished this side of the grave.
A few lights in bedroom windows burnt but were extinguished one by one as the omnibus passed them.
Before he extinguished the single candle he had brought with him for the purpose, and the flickering light of which had cast the first alleviating rays into the impenetrable darkness of the buried chamber, that it had known for the countless ages since it had lain forgotten of man, Tarzan's mind reverted to that first occasion upon which he had entered the treasure vault, coming upon it by chance as he fled from the pits beneath the temple, where he had been hidden by La, the High Priestess of the Sun Worshipers.
With a shake of his head, Tarzan stepped to the flickering candle, extinguished its feeble rays and turned toward the exit.
The burning heather had been extinguished, but the level ground towards Ottershaw was blackened as far as one could see, and still giving off vertical streamers of smoke.
In addition, five 20,000-litre capacity water tankers were used to transport water taken from nearby fire hydrants to extinguish the fire.