Antonyms of verb extinguish

1 of 5 senses of extinguish

Sense 2
snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench -- (put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles")
       Antonym of ignite (Sense 1)
      => ignite, light -- (cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb extinguish

5 senses of extinguish

Sense 1
snuff out, extinguish -- (put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children")
       => extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with -- (terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts")

Sense 2
snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench -- (put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles")

Sense 3
stub out, crush out, extinguish, press out -- (extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 4
extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with -- (terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts")
       => destroy, destruct -- (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house")

Sense 5
eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off -- (kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

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