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extinct

no longer in use; no longer existing: Many animals are now extinct.
Not to be confused with:
extant – still existing; not destroyed: There is only one extant copy of the book.
extent – range; distance; measure; length; degree: He is agreeable to some extent.

ex·tinct

 (ĭk-stĭngkt′)
adj.
1. No longer existing or living: an extinct species. See Synonyms at dead.
2. No longer burning or active: an extinct volcano.
3. No longer in use: an extinct custom.

[Middle English, from Latin exstīnctus, past participle of exstinguere, to extinguish; see extinguish.]

extinct

(ɪkˈstɪŋkt)
adj
1. (Biology) (of an animal or plant species) having no living representative; having died out
2. quenched or extinguished
3. (Physical Geography) (of a volcano) no longer liable to erupt; inactive
4. void or obsolete: an extinct political office.
[C15: from Latin exstinctus quenched, from exstinguere to extinguish]

ex•tinct

(ɪkˈstɪŋkt)

adj.
1. no longer in existence: an extinct species.
2. no longer in use; obsolete: an extinct custom.
3. no longer burning; extinguished.
4. no longer active: an extinct volcano.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin ex(s)tinctus, past participle of ex(s)tinguere to extinguish]

ex·tinct

(ĭk-stĭngkt′)
1. No longer existing or living. Plant and animal species become extinct for many reasons, including climate change, disease, destruction of habitat, and local or worldwide natural disasters. The great majority of species that have ever lived are now extinct.
2. No longer active or burning: an extinct volcano.

extinction noun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extinct - no longer in existenceextinct - 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"
nonexistent - not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent"
extant - still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost; "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd
2.extinct - (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano"
active - (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
3.extinct - being out or having grown cold; "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out"
dead - not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead"

extinct

adjective
1. dead, lost, gone, vanished, defunct It is 250 years since the wolf became extinct in Britain.
dead living, existing, surviving, active, alive, thriving, flourishing, extant
2. obsolete, abolished, void, terminated, defunct Herbalism had become an all but extinct skill in the Western World.
3. inactive, extinguished, doused, out, snuffed out, quenched The island's tallest volcano is long extinct.

extinct

adjective
2. No longer in use, force, or operation:
Translations
بائِد، مُنْقَرِضخامِد، هامِدمُنْقَرِض
vyhynulý
uddød
sukupuuttoon kuollut
izumro
kialudtkihaltmegszűntelhamvadt
aldauîa, útdauîurkulnaîur
絶滅した
멸종한
gesinimasišnykęsužgesęs
izdzisisizmirisizzudis
uitgestorvenuitgedoofd
vyhasnutývyhynutý
izumrlugasel
utdöd
สูญพันธุ์
nesli tükenmişsönmüşsoyu tükenmişyok olmuş
tuyệt chủng

extinct

[ɪksˈtɪŋkt] ADJ [volcano] → extinto, apagado; [animal, race] → extinto, desaparecido
to become extinctextinguirse, desaparecer
dinosaurs are extinctlos dinosaurios se extinguieron

extinct

[ɪkˈstɪŋkt] adj
[volcano] → éteint(e)
[animal] → disparu(e)
to become extinct → disparaître
to be extinct → avoir disparu
The species is almost extinct → Cette espèce a presque disparu.

extinct

adj
(= gone forever) animal, species, tribe, custom, art form, type of person etcausgestorben; (fig) way of life, empireuntergegangen; languagetot; that fish has been extinct for thousands of yearsdieser Fisch ist schon seit tausenden or Tausenden von Jahren ausgestorben; to be made extinctausgerottet werden; to become extinct (also fig)aussterben; is the English gentleman extinct?gibt es den englischen Gentleman überhaupt noch?
volcanoerloschen

extinct

[ɪksˈtɪŋkt] adj (volcano) → spento/a, inattivo/a; (animal, race) → estinto/a

extinct

(ikˈstiŋkt) adjective
1. (of a type of animal etc) no longer in existence. Mammoths became extinct in prehistoric times.
2. (of a volcano) no longer active. That volcano was thought to be extinct until it suddenly erupted ten years ago.
extinction (ikˈstiŋkʃən) noun
1. making or becoming extinct. the extinction of the species.
2. the act of putting out or extinguishing (fire, hope etc).

extinct

مُنْقَرِض vyhynulý uddød ausgestorben εξαφανισμένος extinto sukupuuttoon kuollut disparu izumro estinto 絶滅した 멸종한 uitgestorven utdødd wymarły extinto вымерший utdöd สูญพันธุ์ soyu tükenmiş tuyệt chủng 灭绝的
References in classic literature ?
Now, there was an old manor-house, where they no longer ate snails, they were quite extinct; but the burdocks were not extinct, they grew and grew all over the walks and all the beds; they could not get the mastery over them--it was a whole forest of burdocks.
They slept; the young couple governed in the forest, and had a numerous progeny, but they were never boiled, and never came on the silver dishes; so from this they concluded that the manor-house had fallen to ruins, and that all the men in the world were extinct; and as no one contradicted them, so, of course it was so.
Likewise, by way of preliminary, I desire to remind the reader, that while in the earlier geological strata there are found the fossils of monsters now almost completely extinct; the subsequent relics discovered in what are called the Tertiary formations seem the connecting, or at any rate intercepted links, between the antichronical creatures, and those whose remote posterity are said to have entered the Ark; all the Fossil Whales hitherto discovered belong to the Tertiary period, which is the last preceding the superficial formations.
"Yes--what the mendacious family chronicles call extinct in the male line--that is, gone down--gone under."
Our ships of yesterday will stand to their ships as no lineal ancestors, but as mere predecessors whose course will have been run and the race extinct. Whatever craft he handles with skill, the seaman of the future shall be, not our descendant, but only our successor.
But, whosoever goes into Marshalsea Place, turning out of Angel Court, leading to Bermondsey, will find his feet on the very paving-stones of the extinct Marshalsea jail; will see its narrow yard to the right and to the left, very little altered if at all, except that the walls were lowered when the place got free; will look upon rooms in which the debtors lived; and will stand among the crowding ghosts of many miserable years.
Fe -- Change in Landscape -- Geology -- Tooth of extinct Horse -- Relation of the Fossil and recent Quadrupeds of North and South America -- Effects of a great Drought -- Parana -- Habits of the Jaguar -- Scissor-beak -- Kingfisher, Parrot, and Scissor-tail -- Revolution -- Buenos Ayres State of Government.
But it is only an extinct one-- like all on that side of the moon.
"Hence, ladies and gentlemen," he added, "that frightful brood of saurians which still affright our eyes when seen in the Wealden or in the Solenhofen slates, but which were fortunately extinct long before the first appearance of mankind upon this planet."
Hence, perhaps, it comes that the flora of Madeira, according to Oswald Heer, resembles the extinct tertiary flora of Europe.
Like a lion in a menagerie, it is a survival of the extinct chaos entrapped and exhibited amid the smug parks and well-rolled downs of England.
The work had evidently been wrought by a master hand, so subtle the atmosphere, so perfect the technique; yet nowhere was there a representation of a living animal, either human or brute, by which I could guess at the likeness of these other and perhaps extinct denizens of Mars.