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Medical Term:

extinguish

Pronunciation: eks-tin'gwish

Definition:

  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.

See: conditioning

[L. extinguo, to quench]

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