絶滅

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See also: 絕滅 and 绝灭

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Kanji in this term
ぜつ
Grade: 5
めつ
Grade: S
on’yomi

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絶滅 (hiragana ぜつめつ, rōmaji zetsumetsu)

  1. extinction; annihilation; elimination

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絶滅する (hiragana ぜつめつする, rōmaji zetsumetsu suru)

  1. to go extinct; to be annihilated; to be eliminated
    • 1988 July 30 [Jul 25 1985], Fujiko F. Fujio, “ぜつめつしま [Island of Extinction]”, in 宇宙船製造法 [How to Build a Spaceship] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 3), volume 3 (fiction, in Japanese), 6th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 91:
      ヤモリを (ぜつ) (めつ)させた (しま)で、 (こん) ()は、人間が (ぜつ) (めつ)させられようとしてるわけだ。ワッハッハ…………。
      Yamori o zetsumetsu saseta shima de, kondo wa, ningen ga zetsumetsu saserare yō to shiteru wake da. Wahhahha………….
      The geckos went extinct on this island, now it’s the humans who will. Hahaha………….

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