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Meaning of EXTINCT

Pronunciation:  ik'stingkt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  of e.g. volcanos; permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano"
  2. [adj]  of a fire; being out or having grown cold; "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "faint smoke from the extinguished candle"; "the fire is out"; "the quenched flames"
  3. [adj]  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"

EXTINCT is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: dead, extinguished, inactive, nonextant, out(p), quenched
 Antonyms: active, dormant, extant
 See Also: nonexistent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*tinct"\, a. [L. extinctus, exstinctus, p. p. of
    extinguere, exstinguere. See {Extinguish}.]
    1. Extinguished; put out; quenched; as, a fire, a light, or a
       lamp, is extinct; an extinct volcano.
             Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct.
    2. Without a survivor; without force; dead; as, a family
       becomes extinct; an extinct feud or law.
  2. \Ex*tinct"\, v. t.
    To cause to be extinct. [Obs.] --Shak.
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