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Extinguish

Extinguish

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.

Origin: L. Extinguo, to quench


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Re: Re:

... to is the "The doctor called, and said, 'Frank, this burned from the inside out,' If it burned from inside out, how did they manage to extinguish it? I assume whatever chemical imbalance that caused the combustion, had been used up within a second or so, but the remaining heat allowed ...

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by Coelacanth
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:36 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [News] Frank Baker survives ''spontaneous combustion''
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Views: 2333

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... to is the "The doctor called, and said, 'Frank, this burned from the inside out,' If it burned from inside out, how did they manage to extinguish it?

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by JackBean
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:09 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [News] Frank Baker survives ''spontaneous combustion''
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Views: 2333

Re: Sexual Selection

... disease disappeared. The sexual selection feedback loop was established, and the negative aspects of the elaborate displays were not sufficient to extinguish the trait quickly. Any ideas on the chuck scenario? How was this preference established in the first place, and why was the male response ...

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by Rap
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:28 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Sexual Selection
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Views: 8537

The Fiber Disease

... Taking Out the Trash This is not the person I meant to become, painted over with grief, standing alone in the street while the arc sodium lamps extinguish, one by one. A bird twitters, and low in the distance there is the sound of machines grinding up - the crane on third, the garbage men on ...

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by London
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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