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Definition of 'snuff out'


  1. put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
       Synonyms: extinguish
  2. put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
       Synonyms: blow out extinguish quench
       Antonyms: ignite light

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