extinguish-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: put an end to

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] EXTINGUISH NP2[patient|theme] (PP[source]) NP1[instrument] EXTINGUISH PP[manner]

Socialism extinguished these archaic customs.
Your politicians labor to extinguish the idea of any Law higher than their own wicked bargains.
If such sort of preferments are extinguished, a very serious evil is done to the Church.
Hopes that the economy has started to recover have been extinguished by a series of poor data.
Psychiatry in China tries to extinguish from the minds of people the beliefs the state cannot change.

VerbNet: remove-10.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: extinguish.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4, 5

Sense Number 2: put out a fire

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] EXTINGUISH NP2[theme] (PP[instrument]) NP1[instrument] EXTINGUISH NP2[theme]

He threatened to extinguish the flames prepared for his own destruction.
He extinguished the candle with the overturned glass.
Crewmembers extinguished the fire with foam from three fire extinguishers.
The foam extinguished the fire effectively.
CO2 is useful for extinguishing a person who is on fire.
A powder based agent extinguishes by separating the four parts of the fire tetrahedron.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: extinguish.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3