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extinct

ex·tinct

extinct

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk stIngkt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: no longer existing, as an animal species.
The dodo is an extinct bird.Over-hunting nearly caused the American bison to become extinct.
 
antonyms:
extant
similar words:
defunct, nonexistent
definition 2: no longer practiced or observed, as a custom.
The custom of arranging marriages is becoming less common, but it is by no means extinct.
synonyms:
antiquated, defunct, obsolete
antonyms:
current
similar words:
abandoned, démodé, dead, out-of-date, outmoded, passé
definition 3: no longer alive or active, as a volcano or fire.
Some of the volcanoes in the region are extinct, but many are still active.The firefighters battled until the fire was extinct.
synonyms:
dead, dormant, extinguished, inactive, quenched, quiescent
similar words:
defunct, inert
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