Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Having ceased to exist or live: a defunct political organization.
[Latin dēfūnctus, past participle of dēfungī, to finish : dē-, de- + fungī, to perform.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||defunctness - no longer in existence; "the extinction of a species"|
death - the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.