Extinguish and Light


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Extinguish verb – To cause to cease burning.
Usage example: the fire in the skillet was quickly extinguished by slamming the lid on

Light is an antonym for extinguish in topics: kill, put out a fire.
Nearby Words: extinguishing, extinguisher
Antonyms for Extinguish


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Light verb – To set (something) on fire.
Usage example: we lit the kindling before adding the heavier logs

Extinguish is an antonym for light in topics: ignite, land, go, illuminate, start on fire.
Nearby Words: lighten, lightweight, lightly, lightness, lighted
Antonyms for Light
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Common collocations

flame extinguish flame light flame
heart extinguish heart light heart
soul extinguish soul light soul
flames extinguish flames light flames
Other nouns: people, match, torch, room, fuse, candle, times, fireworks, campfire, fires, candles, torches.

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Light and Extinguish. (2016). Retrieved 2021, September 19, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/extinguish/light
Extinguish & Light. N.p., 2016. Web. 19 Sep. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/extinguish/light>.
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