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extinct

EN[ɪkˈstɪŋkt] [ɛkˈstɪŋkt] [-ɪŋkt]
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    Definition of extinct in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore extinctSUPmost extinct
    1. (dated) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.).
      1. Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.
    2. No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.
      1. No longer in existence; having died out.
        1. The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.
      2. (volcanology) No longer actively erupting.
        1. Most of the volcanos on this island are now extinct.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Steller's sea cow was overhunted and became extinct in the 18th century.
        • The ancient Italic languages that are now extinct include Oscan, Umbrian, and South Picene.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • It is proportionally smaller than in any other pleurodeline, extant or extinct.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
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      1. en extinction
      2. fr extinction
      3. en extinctor
      4. fr extincteur
      5. en extinctors
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