- (of an animal or plant species) having no living representative; having died out
- quenched or extinguished
- (of a volcano) no longer liable to erupt; inactive
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ex•tinct /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/USA pronunciation adj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Biologyno longer in existence: an extinct species.
- no longer in use; obsolete: an extinct custom.
- no longer active: an extinct volcano.
ex•tinct (ik stingkt′),USA pronunciation adj.
- Biologyno longer in existence;
that has ended or died out:an extinct species of fish.
- no longer in use;
obsolete:an extinct custom.
- having ceased eruption;
no longer active:an extinct volcano.
- Latin ex(s)tinctus put out, quenched, past participle of ex(s)tinguere to extinguish
- late Middle English 1400–50
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged defunct, gone, vanished. See dead.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged archaic.
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged out.
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extinct /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/ adj
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