Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence from O.Henry’s ”The Slueths”?
This snuffing out of a human being like the erasure of a chalk man from a blackboard is one of the most impressive themes in dramaturgy.
snuff out = extinguish
Snuff out the candles, it's time to go to bed.
snuff out = blow out
The citizens' plan was quickly snuffed out by the military rulers.
They snuffed out a coup attempt.
snuff out = quench
The soldiers had orders to snuff out any enemy guards.
His life has been snuffed out by a bullet.
snuff out = kill
Did you hear old Charlie snuffed out last week?
You mustn't snuff out yet.
snuff out = die
Thank you for your efforts.