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ɪkˈstɪŋktex·tinct

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extinct, nonextantadjective

    no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives

    "an extinct species of fish"; "an extinct royal family"; "extinct laws and customs"

  2. extinctadjective

    (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive

    "an extinct volcano"

  3. extinct, out(p)adjective

    being out or having grown cold

    "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out"

GCIDE

  1. Extinctadjective

    Specifically: Once existing as a species but now having no living members; -- used of species of living organisms, especially of animals and plants; as, dinosaurs are now extinct; the dodo bird is extinct.

Wiktionary

  1. extinctadjective

    Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)

    Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.

  2. extinctadjective

    No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.

    Luckily, such ideas about race are extinct in current sociological theory.

  3. extinctadjective

    No longer in existence; having died out.

    The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.

  4. extinctadjective

    No longer actively erupting.

    Most of the volcanos on this island are now extinct.

  5. Etymology: Recorded since 1432; from extinctus, the past participle of extinguere, corresponding to ex- + stinguere

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Extinctadjective

    Etymology: extinctus, Latin.

    Their purple vengeance bath’d in gore retires,
    Her weapons blunted, and extinct her fires. Alexander Pope.

    The royal family is all extinct,
    And she who reigns bestows her crown on me. Dryden.

    The nobility are never likely to be extinct, because the greatest part of their titles descend to heirs general. Jonathan Swift.

    A censure inflicted a jure continues, though such law be extinct, or the lawgiver removed from his office. John Ayliffe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extinctadjective

    extinguished; put out; quenched; as, a fire, a light, or a lamp, is extinct; an extinct volcano

  2. Extinctadjective

    without a survivor; without force; dead; as, a family becomes extinct; an extinct feud or law

  3. Extinctverb

    to cause to be extinct

  4. Etymology: [L. extinctus, exstinctus, p. p. of extinguere, exstinguere. See Extinguish.]

Freebase

  1. Extinct

    Extinct is a British television series that aired on ITV, STV & UTV in 2006. It features eight celebrities highlighting the plight of some of the world's most endangered species and was presented by Zoë Ball and Sir Trevor McDonald. During the series, the public were asked to phone in and vote for which animal they wanted to receive 50% of the money raised through the phone votes, via the charity WWF. The winning animal got over £178,000 and the remaining seven shared £178,000. A sister programme called Extinct - The Quiz also aired at the same time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extinct

    eks-tingkt′, adj. put out: extinguished: no longer existing: dead.—adj. Extinct′ed, extinguished.—ns. Extincteur (eks-tang′tür, eks-tingk′tür—see Extinguisher); Extinc′tion, a quenching or destroying: destruction: suppression.—adj. Extinct′ive, tending to extinguish.—n. Extinct′ure (Shak.), extinction.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extinct in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extinct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of extinct in a Sentence

  1. Angelica Varela:

    The black-footed ferrets prey on prairie dogs so it was once thought that elimination programs for the dogs, considered a nuisance to farmers and ranchers, were impacting the ferret population. Now, there was a concerted effort by the state to rebuild the black-footed ferret population. On a recent day, volunteers made their way to small-town Seligman and met for training on the first night inside a rented home in a rural neighborhood that Arizona Game and Fish uses for the operation. One of those volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. Robert Coonrod has been volunteering for five years. Though hes not a biologist, he enjoys helping out wildlife and found a new photography hobby while volunteering. HUNTERS TURN TO HIPSTERS TO HELP BOOST SPORTS DECLINING NUMBERS One of the volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. ( Fox News) Were looking for a ferret to be outside his hole. We drive down, he gets curious, looks at the lights, you see the green eyes shine, and then its off to the races, Robert Coonrod said. Once the animalis spotted, volunteers run towardit and set up a trap. But they have to first hopscotch around prairie dog burrows that dot the landscape. Sometimes it can be very entertaining watching people run across a prairie dog colony because youre so focused on the ferret that you forget about all these holes on the ground, Holly Hicks said. Yeah, every one of us has tripped and fallen in a prairie dog hole after chasing after a ferret. ARIZONA MAN PICKED UP NEWBORN FAWN, TOOK IT TO LOCAL BAR, OFFICIALS SAY With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduate Angelica Varela, who will soon be starting an internship with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up( Fox News)( When I started) volunteering( for other wildlife organizations) and really getting boots on the ground and realizing the hard work that actually goes into it, its really important and its really satisfying being able to know that you had a part in helping a species, as conservation work, I mean were doing this so that eventually we dont have to keep doing it. Angelica Varela drove up from Phoenix with Angelica Varela friend, Brandi Kapos, who is an Olive Garden waitress and an Arizona State Univerisity conservation biology graduate. Shes looking to return to school to get a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. Before Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos got their assignment from Jennifer Cordova for the night, they said they had energy drinks and candy. Angelica Varela said Angelica Varela was pumped. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduates Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos. ( Fox News) Jennifer Cordova said the goal is to get the black-footed ferret off the endangered species list. Fox News important because wildlife dont have a say -- theydont have a voice out there, Holly Hicks said. So, its people like us who manage and try to keep that voice out there and people aware. Our passion comes from a lot of places. We love animals. We want to see wildlife in the future for future generations. Only found in North America, this wild animal differs from the European pet ferrets that are domesticated. The black-footed ferret was once thought extinct until 18 were found in 1981. Since then, recovery and breeding efforts have helped the black-footed ferret population grow. I kind of feel like its our duty.

  2. Jeff Corwin:

    It's not all that different to the American California condors. You know, the California condor just a few decades ago was reduced to being nearly extinct in the wild. Now [there are] around 500-plus wild condors, but it's a highly managed population. It requires a lot of micromanagement to ensure that they survive in the wild, and, this will likely be the same in Australia … because Australia is the poster child as the Tasmanian devil is the poster child for incredible natural wonder and shocking environmental catastrophe.

  3. Todd Robeck:

    It may be too little too late, but what they are doing is unprecedented, they are putting in the right pieces to keep this animal from going extinct.

  4. Gerardo Ceballos:

    People think nothing bad will come from species loss, because scientists can't predict exactly how many need to go extinct before the world collapses, the problem is that our environment is like a brick wall. It will hold if you pull individual bricks, but eventually it takes just one to make it suddenly fall apart.

  5. Martin Kuhlwilm:

    We have absolutely nothing in terms of bonobo fossils, there is one chimp fossil thats been unearthed thats maybe 400,000 years old, but thats basically it for African great apes. By analyzing living apes, we can get information on extinct ape populations that we cant get from ancient DNA, since there are almost no ancient ape fossils.

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