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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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. extinctadjective

    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. extinctadjective

    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. extinctadjective

    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. extinctadjective

    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. Extinctadjective

    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. Extinctadjective

    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. Extinctverb

    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. Professor Akira Iritani:

    It's because of people that certain animals have gone extinct, it's my duty to preserve species.

  2. Antonin Artaud:

    The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, its factories, its law-courts and its universities. The frozen Mind cracks between the mineral staves which close upon it. The fault lies with your moldy systems, your logic of 2 + 2 = 4. The fault lies with you, Chancellors, caught in the net of syllogisms. You manufacture engineers, magistrates, doctors, who know nothing of the true mysteries of the body or the cosmic laws of existence. False scholars blind outside this world, philosophers who pretend to reconstruct the mind. The least act of spontaneous creation is a more complex and revealing world than any metaphysics.

  3. The Hitopadesa:

    The interval is immense between corporeal qualifications and sciences: the body in a moment is extinct, but knowledge endureth to the end of time.

  4. Bai Yun:

    But we're very proud of what we've accomplished. We set out to help the species and keep it from going extinct and with our Chinese colleagues we've accomplished that.

  5. Ray Jansen:

    At the rate at which pangolins are being traded and poached, it could take two decades for the mammal to be extinct.

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