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extinct (not comparable)
- (dated) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
- Antonym: burning
- Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.
- No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:obsolete
- The title became extinct when the last baron died.
- Luckily, such ideas about race are extinct in current sociological theory.
- 1961 January, Trains Illustrated, page 59, photo caption:
- The ex-G.C. Class A5 4-6-2T, of which No. 69820 was one, is now extinct.
- 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 5, in 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.
- (of a group of organisms, as a species) No longer in existence; having died out.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:inexistent
- Antonyms: extant; see also Thesaurus:existent
- The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.
- 1859 November 24, Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, […], London: John Murray, […], OCLC 1029641431:
- I am fully convinced that species are not immutable; but that those belonging to what are called the same genera are lineal descendants of some other and generally extinct species, in the same manner as the acknowledged varieties of any one species are the descendants of that species.
- (geology) No longer active.
extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
no longer used; obsolete, discontinued
having died out
no longer erupting
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- (transitive) To make extinct; to extinguish or annihilate.
- Antonym: (biology) de-extinct
- c. 1603–1604 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i], page 316, column 2:
- Make loues quicke pants in Deſdemonaes Armes, / Giue renew'd fire to our extincted Spirits.
- 2013, Steven A. LeBlanc; Katherine E. Register, 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.