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extinct

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adjective ex·tinct \ik-ˈstiŋ(k)t, ˈek-ˌ\

Simple Definition of extinct

  • : no longer existing

  • : no longer active

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of extinct

  1. 1 a :  no longer burning b :  no longer active <an extinct volcano>

  2. 2 :  no longer existing <an extinct animal>

  3. 3 a :  gone out of use :  superseded b :  having no qualified claimant <an extinct title>

Examples of extinct in a sentence

  1. Many of these old traditions have since become extinct.

  2. <a few overgrown ruins are all that remain of that once mighty but now extinct civilization>



Origin of extinct

Middle English, from Latin exstinctus, past participle of exstinguere


First Known Use: 15th century


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extinct

verb ex·tinct

Definition of extinct

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  extinguish



15th Century

First Known Use of extinct

15th century


EXTINCT Defined for Kids

extinct

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adjective ex·tinct \ik-ˈstiŋkt\

Definition of extinct for Students

  1. 1 :  no longer active <an extinct volcano>

  2. 2 :  no longer existing <Dinosaurs are extinct.>




Medical Dictionary

extinct

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adjective ex·tinct \ik-ˈstiŋ(k)t, ˈek-ˌ\

Medical Definition of extinct

  1. :  no longer existing :  lacking living representatives <extinct prehistoric animals>





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