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ex·tin·guish

(eks-tin'gwish),
1. To abolish; to quench, as a flame; to cause loss of identity; to destroy.
2. In psychology, to progressively abolish a previously conditioned response.
[L. extinguo, to quench]
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extinguish

(ĭk-stĭng′gwĭsh)
tr.v. extin·guished, extin·guishing, extin·guishes
1. To cause (a fire or light) to stop burning or shining; put out.
2. Psychology To bring about the extinction of (a conditioned response).

ex·tin′guish·a·ble adj.
ex·tin′guish·ment n.
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ex·tin·guish

(eks-ting'gwish)
1. To abolish; to quench, as a flame; to cause loss of identity; to destroy.
2. psychology To abolish a conditioned response.
See: conditioning
[L. extinguo, to quench]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

extinguish

(ĕks-tĭng′gwĭsh) [L. extinguere, to render extinct]
To abolish, esp. to remove a reflex, by surgical, psychological, or pharmacological means, depending on the type of reflex involved.
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