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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extinct, nonextant(adj)

    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. extinct(adj)

    (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive

    "an extinct volcano"

  3. extinct, out(p)(adj)

    being out or having grown cold

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

GCIDE

  1. Extinct(a.)

    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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. extinct(Adjective)

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

    Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.

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

  2. extinct(Adjective)

    No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.

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

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

  3. extinct(Adjective)

    No longer in existence; having died out.

    The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.

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

  4. extinct(Adjective)

    No longer actively erupting.

    Most of the volcanos on this island are now extinct.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extinct(adj)

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

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

  2. Extinct(adj)

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

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

  3. Extinct(verb)

    to cause to be extinct

    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. Maxim Behar:

    The perception of PR agencies as editorial teams in the years of social media revolution is all the more relevant given that traditional media are no longer just endangered species, but are actually going extinct.

  2. Phillip Barden:

    As paleontologists, we speculate about the function of ancient adaptations using available evidence, but to see an extinct predator caught in the act of capturing its prey is invaluable.

  3. Gerard McGuirk:

    Without commercial plantations, it will just become extinct, there's no doubt about that.

  4. Steve Brusatte:

    These small ancestors were then really well–equipped to take over the large predator role when the opportunity presented itself when other large predatory dinosaurs– like allosaurs– went extinct.

  5. Laura Weyrich:

    This method really is a new groundbreaking way to do that, we figured out that we could obtain bacterial DNA from dental plaque that was calcified on ancient skeletons. This is the first time it has been applied on an extinct species. Join the conversationSee the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter.

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