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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French esteindre, from Old French estaindre, from Latin extinguere, present active infinitive of extinguō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /e.tɛ̃dʁ/
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VerbEdit

éteindre

  1. to turn off (a switch)
  2. to put out (a fire)
  3. (reflexive) to die out, fade

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated like peindre. It uses the same endings as rendre or vendre, but its -nd- becomes -gn- before a vowel, and its past participle ends in ‘t’ instead of a vowel.

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