ex·​tinc·​tive ik-ˈstiŋ(k)-tiv How to pronounce extinctive (audio)
: tending or serving to extinguish or make extinct

Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extinctive was in 1600

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“Extinctive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extinctive. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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