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.
Recent Examples of extinction from the Web
The chicks — both those in the wild and captivity — are part of generations of work to bring back the birds, which barely escaped extinction in the 1940s.
Now, with less than 20 vaquita left in the wild, the prospect of the species’ extinction within two years has prompted a last-ditch effort with significant economic and political consequences for the United States and Mexico.
So the Browns can count their Scrub-Jay residents as a small but significant victory, helping to stave off extinction.
The numbers of Chinook salmon haven't rebounded since the drought was declared over, and the tiny Delta smelt continues its possibility irreversible march toward extinction.
The effect is rather like that of a biologist telling the story of life on earth in terms of mass extinctions.
Defense lawyers William DeStefano and Terri Pawelski painted the Tartaglione clan, which has long held an iron grip on its corner of the city’s Democratic machine, as a family now tottering toward extinction.
Conservation groups call it an extinction sentence that would doom the last wild wolves.
Texas Democrats have fought extinction and irrelevancy for years at the Texas Capitol.
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EXTINCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of extinction for English Language Learners
: the state or situation that results when something (such as a plant or animal species) has died out completely
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