English [ edit ]
Pronunciation [ edit ]
IPA (: key) /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/, /ɛkˈstɪŋkt/
Audio (Southern England) ( file) Rhymes: -ɪŋkt
Etymology 1 [ edit ]
Middle English , from extinct Latin , the past participle of extīnctus extinguere ( “ to put out, destroy, abolish, extinguish ” ), corresponding to + ex- stinguere ( “ to quench ” ). Replaced native Middle English , aqueint aquenched ( “ extinguished, extinct ” ).
Adjective [ edit ]
extinct ( not ) comparable
( dated ) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
Antonym: burning Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.
, 1834 L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XXVII, in Francesca Carrara., volume I, London: [ … ] Richard Bentley, [ … ] , (successor to Henry Colburn), , →OCLC page : 311 Most of the lamps were extinct, but they glittered golden in the morning light, and in some few a pale white flame yet struggled with day. No longer used;
Synonyms: see Thesaurus: obsolete
The title became extinct when the last baron died. Luckily, such ideas about race are extinct in current sociological theory.
January, 1961 Trains Illustrated, page 59, photo caption: The ex-G.C. Class A5 4-6-2T, of which No. 69820 was one, is now extinct. , Andrew Radford, chapter 5, in 1988 Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 275: Indeed the very fact that the English spelling system writes in there as two words but therein as one word might be taken as suggesting that only the former is a productive syntactic construction in Modern English, the latter being a now extinct construction which has left behind a few fossil remnants in the form of compound words such as thereby.
No longer in ( of a group of organisms, as a species ) existence; having died out.
Synonyms: see Thesaurus: inexistent
Antonyms: ; extant see also Thesaurus: existent The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.
, 2012 BioWare, ( Mass Effect 3 Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, , PC, scene: Citadel: →OCLC Wrex: And before you die, I want you to know I'm calling off our support for Earth! If my people go extinct, so do yours! No longer ( geology ) active.
Synonyms: see Thesaurus: dead
Antonyms: , active dormant
Most of the volcanos on this island are now extinct. They found the sites of extinct geysers.
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Translations [ edit ]
extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
no longer used; obsolete, discontinued
Translations to be checked
Etymology 2 [ edit ]
Middle English , from the adjective (see above).
extinct ( third-person singular simple present , extincts present participle , extincting simple past and past participle ) extincted
To make extinct; to ( transitive ) extinguish or annihilate.
Antonym: ( biology ) de-extinct
c. (date written), 1603–1604 William Shakespeare, “ The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies ( [ … ] First Folio), London: [ … ] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed, published [ward ] Blount 1623, , [Act II, scene i], →OCLC page , column 2: 316 Make loues quicke pants in Deſdemonaes Armes, / Giue renew'd fire to our extincted Spirits. , Steven A. LeBlanc, Katherine E. Register, 2013 Constant Battles: The Myth of the Peaceful, Noble Savage, St. Martin's Press, : →ISBN Paleontologists determine which animal species were extincted, and geomorphologists can find cycles of soil erosion.
Further reading [ edit ]
extinct”, in OneLook Dictionary Search. “
extinct”, in , Springfield, Mass.: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary G. & C. Merriam, 1913, . →OCLC “ extinct”, in , New York, N.Y.: The Century Dictionary [ … ] The Century Co., 1911, . →OCLC