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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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The spokesman added: "We would urge people to ensure that tea lights are properly extinguished because hey have a habit of re-igniting.
The fire was totally extinguished in just two minutes.
The previous current tax accrual reserve for the $220 million is extinguished, thus releasing this amount to boost net income and earnings per share.
There will be discussion before a future course is set, but talk of rebuilding had begun even before the flames were extinguished.
When stored in closed cartons in a rack, however, test fires with both these items were extinguished.
Notwithstanding that the tax underpayment extinguished by the carryback does not have to be paid, interest is payable on the extinguished deficiency.
The Eclipse is perfect for projector presentations where lights have been extinguished to favor the screen, programmers (who favor working in the dark), office environments where workers commonly extinguish the harsh overhead fluorescent lighting in favor of a more soothing, darker environment and restaurant hostess areas, where reservation taking has moved into the computer age.
Summary: A Civil Defense unit in north Lebanon's Dinnieh extinguished a widespread fire at dawn Tuesday, the state-run National News Agency reported.
GHAZI -- Fire on the hills of Gandkar on Wednesday extinguished owing to heavy downpour and saved precious trees.
Rawalpindi -- A fire that broke out at a five-star hotel in Rawalpindi in the wee hours of Wednesday has been extinguished after hours long efforts of fire fighters.
Diamond company (OTCBB:BMIX) said on Monday that it has extinguished approximately USD62,500 in convertible debt from a certain note held by St.