extinção

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin extinctio, extinctionem, from extīnctus, perfect passive participle of extīnguō (I extinguish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌes.t͡ʃĩ.ˈsɐ̃w̃/, /ˌeʃ.t͡ʃĩ.ˈsɐ̃w̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɐ̃w̃
  • Hyphenation: ex‧tin‧ção

Noun[edit]

extinção f (plural extinções)

  1. extinguishment (act of putting out a fire)
    Extinção de incêndios florestais.
    Extinguishment of wildfires.
  2. extinction; annihilation; eradication; destruction
    Extinção do Império Romano.
    Destruction of the Roman Empire.
  3. abolition (act of abolishing)
    Extinção da escravidão.
    Abolition of slavery.
  4. (ecology) extinction (the disappearance of a species from a region, or as a whole)
    Extinção dos dinossauros.
    Extinction of the dinosaurs.
  5. the act of slaking lime to produce slaked lime
    A extinção da cal é feita com a adição de água à mesma.
    The slaking of lime is done by adding water to it.
  6. (astronomy) extinction (absorption or scattering of electromagnetic radiation)
    Graças à extinção, podemos olhar diretamente ao sol quando ele está no horizonte.
    Thanks to extinction, we can look directly at the sun when it’s in the horizon.

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Further reading[edit]

  • extinção in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913