Definition of extinguishable in English:


Pronunciation /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəb(ə)l//ɛkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəb(ə)l/


  • See extinguish

    • ‘Let's start with suggesting one might immediately start paying down any extinguishable floating rate debt.’
    • ‘The children tried to blow them out, but the candles weren't extinguishable.’
    • ‘Life is much vaster and deeper, it cannot be lived with the aid of an extinguishable lamp.’
    • ‘Although, in Mabo, Indigenous Australians won recognition of their traditional rights to land, the High Court by the narrowest majority (four to three) decided that these fragile rights were readily extinguishable.’
    • ‘The blue light casts a glow on the land that is only extinguishable by nightfall.’