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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defunct(adj)

    no longer in force or use; inactive

    "a defunct law"; "a defunct organization"

  2. defunct(adj)

    having ceased to exist or live

    "the will of a defunct aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe"


  1. Defunct(a.)

    No longer in effect or use; no longer operating; as, a defunct business; a defunct law.

  2. Origin: [L. defunctus, p. p. of defungi to acquit one's self of, to perform, finish, depart, die; de + fungi to perform, discharge: cf. F. dfunt. See Function.]


  1. defunct(Noun)

    The dead person (referred to).

  2. defunct(Verb)

    To make defunct.

  3. defunct(Adjective)

    Deceased, dead.

  4. defunct(Adjective)

    No longer in use, inactive.

  5. defunct(Adjective)

    Specifically, of a program: that has terminated but is still shown in the list of processes because the parent process that created it is still running and has not yet reaped it. See also zombie, zombie process.

  6. defunct(Adjective)

    No longer in business or service.

  7. Origin: From defunctus, past participle of defungor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defunct(adj)

    having finished the course of life; dead; deceased

  2. Defunct(noun)

    a dead person; one deceased

  3. Origin: [L. defunctus, p. p. of defungi to acquit one's self of, to perform, finish, depart, die; de + fungi to perform, discharge: cf. F. dfunt. See Function.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Defunct

    de-funkt′, adj. having finished the course of life, dead.—n. a dead person.—n. Defunc′tion (Shak.), death.—adj. Defunc′tive (Shak.), pertaining to the dead. [L. defungi, defunctus, to finish—de, and fungi, to perform.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defunct in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defunct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of defunct in a Sentence

  1. Stuart Haszeldine:

    If this does not happen, then, logically, all the carbon extracting companies should gradually become defunct.

  2. Grant Rumley:

    Rather than reforming his party, preparing for elections, or reactivating the defunct parliament, (Abbas) is creating another judicial body by presidential decree in order to, among other things, approve presidential decrees.

  3. Ed Royce:

    A diplomatic solution is only possible with a strong, coherent, moderate opposition that can serve as a bridge from Assad to a new post-conflict government.Yet the administration has done little to help the opposition.Its feeble train-and-equip program is now defunct.

  4. John Maynard Keynes:

    The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.

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