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

Definition of extinct

  1. 1a :  no longer burningb :  no longer active an extinct volcano

  2. 2 :  no longer existing an extinct animal

  3. 3a :  gone out of use :  supersededb :  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 and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

extinct

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adjective

Definition of extinct for English Language Learners

  • : no longer existing

  • : no longer active


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  1. 1 :  no longer active an extinct volcano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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