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Related to defunct: defunct process
Having ceased to exist or live: a defunct political organization.
[Latin dēfūnctus, past participle of dēfungī, to finish : dē-, de- + fungī, to perform.]
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1. no longer living; dead or extinct
2. no longer operative or valid
[C16: from Latin dēfungī to discharge (one's obligations), die; see de-, function]
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1. no longer in effect or use: a defunct law.
2. no longer in existence; dead; extinct.
[1540–50; < Latin dēfunctus dead, past participle of dēfungī to bring to an end]
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|Adj.||1.||defunct - no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct law"; "a defunct organization"|
inoperative - not working or taking effect; "an inoperative law"
|2.||defunct - having ceased to exist or live; "the will of a defunct aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe"|
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
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adjective dead, extinct, gone, departed, expired, deceased, obsolete, bygone, nonexistent, not functioning, out of commission, inoperative the leader of the now defunct Social Democratic Party
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1. No longer alive:
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defunct[dɪˈfʌŋkt] ADJ (frm)
1. [company, organization] → desaparecido, extinto; [idea] → caduco; [scheme] → paralizado, suspendido
2. (= deceased) → difunto
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defunct[dɪˈfʌŋkt] adj [organization] → défunt(e)
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