Simple Definition of extinction
: the state or situation that results when something (such as a plant or animal species) has died out completely
Full Definition of extinction
Examples of extinction in a sentence
the extinction of all life in the region
the extinction of many old traditions
Mass extinctions of prehistoric animals are known to have occurred.
First Known Use of extinction
EXTINCTION Defined for Kids
Definition of extinction for Students
: the state of being, becoming, or making extinct
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