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
If this is a year for insurgents, as some believe, Galvin could be headed for extinction.
The Julian Cuyamaca Fire Department, the last volunteer department in the county, has gotten one big step closer to extinction.
The majority of Marvel fans have been on the lookout for a massive extinction of the original Avengers, but almost no one has been looking out for a rebooted reality.
Environmental groups have targeted disposable drinking straws --that are not recyclable or compostable — for extinction.
Given that parrots today are at greater risk for extinction than other major bird groups, is there anything scientists can learn from the Carolina parakeet?
Federal programs that had been slated for extinction were preserved.
Environmental groups have targeted disposable drinking straws — that are not recyclable or compostable — for extinction.
The forest is home to 10 percent of the world’s wildlife, much of which is at risk for extinction.
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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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