extinguish (v.) Look up extinguish at Dictionary.com
1540s, from Latin extinguere/exstinguere "quench, put out (what is burning), wipe out, obliterate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + stinguere "quench," from PIE *steig- "to prick, stick, pierce" (see stick (v.)). Related: extinguishable (c.1500); extinguished; extinguishing.