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extinct meaning and definition

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EXTINCT adjective

Definition of extinct (adjective)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: nonextant
    • antonym: extant
  2. (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive
    • "an extinct volcano"
    • antonym: active
  3. being out or having grown cold
    • "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out"
    • synonyms: out
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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