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Extingush vs. Extinguish: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on November 27, 2023
"Extingush" is an incorrect spelling; the correct form is "extinguish," which means to put out a fire or light.

Which is correct: Extingush or Extinguish

How to spell Extinguish?

Extingush is Incorrect

Extinguish is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember that "extinguish" contains "u" after "g," unlike the incorrect "extingush."
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023
Associate "extinguish" with "distinguish," both having a "u" after the "g."
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023
Think of the "u" in "extinguish" as part of "quish," setting it apart from the incorrect "extingush."
Huma Saeed
Nov 27, 2023
Use the phrase "to use water to extinguish," emphasizing the "u" sound.
Harlon Moss
Nov 27, 2023
Recall the root "tinguere," meaning "to wet," which aligns with "extinguish" and not "extingush."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 27, 2023
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Extingush and Extinguish Definitions

Extingush

Extingush is an incorrect spelling of extinguish.
Sara Rehman
Nov 16, 2023

Extinguish

To put out a fire or light; to cause to cease burning.
Firefighters worked tirelessly to extinguish the blaze.
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Nov 16, 2023

Extinguish

To surpass or eclipse, as in brightness or importance.
The new invention might extinguish the need for older technology.
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Nov 16, 2023

Extinguish

To destroy or kill, often used metaphorically.
His sharp words seemed to extinguish her enthusiasm.
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Nov 16, 2023

Extinguish

To make void or null; to nullify.
The court decision served to extinguish the outdated law.
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Nov 16, 2023

Extinguish

To bring to an end; to annul or abolish.
The agreement will extinguish all claims between the parties.
Janet White
Nov 16, 2023

Extinguish

To cause (a fire or light) to stop burning or shining; put out.
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023

Extinguish

To put an end to or make extinct; destroy
"Her death extinguished the dream of family that was closest to his heart" (Karen Lystra).
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023

Extinguish

(Psychology) To bring about the extinction of (a conditioned response).
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Nov 15, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called extinguish?

Extinguish comes from the Latin "extinguere," meaning "to quench, wipe out."
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the pronunciation of extinguish?

Extinguish is pronounced as /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the verb form of extinguish?

Extinguish itself is a verb.
Huma Saeed
Nov 27, 2023

What is the plural form of extinguish?

Extinguish does not have a plural form; it remains the same.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Which article is used with extinguish?

"The" or "an" can be used, depending on context.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 27, 2023

Which conjunction is used with extinguish?

Conjunctions like "and" or "or" can be used with extinguish.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Is extinguish a noun or adjective?

Extinguish is a verb.
Harlon Moss
Nov 27, 2023

Which vowel is used before extinguish?

The letter "i" is used before the "n" in extinguish.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What part of speech is extinguish?

Extinguish is a verb.
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

How is extinguish used in a sentence?

"They worked hard to extinguish the forest fire."
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Nov 27, 2023

What is the root word of extinguish?

The root word of extinguish is the Latin "extinguere."
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

What is the singular form of extinguish?

Extinguish is both the singular and plural form.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Is extinguish a vowel or consonant?

Extinguish starts with a vowel sound.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Is extinguish a countable noun?

Extinguish is not a noun; it's a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 27, 2023

Is the extinguish term a metaphor?

Extinguish can be used metaphorically.
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

Which preposition is used with extinguish?

"From" is often used with extinguish, as in "extinguish from."
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Is extinguish a negative or positive word?

Extinguish is typically neutral, context determines positivity or negativity.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Is extinguish a collective noun?

No, extinguish is not a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Nov 27, 2023

How many syllables are in extinguish?

Extinguish has three syllables.
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in extinguish?

The stress is on the second syllable: tin.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is another term for extinguish?

"Quench" or "put out."
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

Which determiner is used with extinguish?

Determiners like "the" or "a" can be used.
Harlon Moss
Nov 27, 2023

What is the second form of extinguish?

The second form is "extinguished."
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

How do we divide extinguish into syllables?

Ex-tin-guish.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the opposite of extinguish?

The opposite could be "ignite" or "kindle."
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the first form of extinguish?

The first form is "extinguish."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 27, 2023

Is extinguish an adverb?

No, extinguish is not an adverb.
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023

Is extinguish an abstract noun?

No, extinguish is a verb.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

Is the word extinguish imperative?

It can be used in the imperative form.
Sara Rehman
Nov 27, 2023

What is the third form of extinguish?

The third form is also "extinguished."
Janet White
Nov 27, 2023
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