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
Current populations are divided into 30 isolated groups, with 18 of them comprising less than 10 individuals and facing a high risk of extinction.
Those cells could one day bring the northern white rhino back from the brink of extinction.
The couple will also use flowers that are pollinator friendly to provide a safe habitat for bees, a species at risk of extinction.
About 40 percent of the country’s freshwater fish are now rare and 10 percent of freshwater muscles have disappeared with 60 percent in danger of extinction.
The Louisville Cardinal faced extinction in September 2017 when university officials told the student journalism staff the school would cease funding for the newspaper by the end of the 2018 spring semester.
The pronghorn survived bad droughts in the past, but in 2002, the species was on the brink of extinction in southern Arizona.
One of the world's most imperiled whale species — one that migrates off the Carolinas coast — could be in further danger of extinction after not producing any calves this winter.
Scientists have been collecting and storing animals’ sperm and egg cells, as well as bits of skin and other tissue, that one day may be used to revivify species in danger of extinction as a result of hunting or habitat loss.
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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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