Main meanings of fire-extinguishing in English

: fire-extinguishing1fire-extinguishing2

fire-extinguishing1

noun

  • The action or process of extinguishing a fire; the means by which fires are extinguished.

Pronunciation

fire-extinguishing

/ˈfʌɪərɪkˌstɪŋɡwɪʃɪŋ/ /ˈfʌɪərɛkˌstɪŋɡwɪʃɪŋ/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Morning Post. From fire + extinguishing [adjective].

Main meanings of fire-extinguishing in English

: fire-extinguishing1fire-extinguishing2

fire-extinguishing2

adjective

  • Designating a device or substance designed or used to extinguish fires.

Pronunciation

fire-extinguishing

/ˈfʌɪərɪkˌstɪŋɡwɪʃɪŋ/ /ˈfʌɪərɛkˌstɪŋɡwɪʃɪŋ/

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Bee. From fire + extinguish + -ing.