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Adjective
/ikˈstiNG(k)t/,
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(of a species, family, or other larger group) Having no living members,
  1. (of a species, family, or other larger group) Having no living members
    • - trilobites and dinosaurs are extinct
  2. No longer in existence
    • - the sort of girls' school that is now extinct
  3. (of a volcano) Not having erupted in recorded history

  4. No longer burning
    • - his now extinct pipe
  5. (of a title of nobility) Having no qualified claimant


  1. no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives; "an extinct species of fish"; "an extinct royal family"; "extinct laws and customs"
  2. (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano"
  3. being out or having grown cold; "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out"
  4. (extinction) no longer active; extinguished; "the extinction of the volcano"
  5. (extinction) the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
  6. (extinction) a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus
  7. In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or group of taxa. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of that species (although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point). ...
  8. Extinct was a Channel 4 TV series, that originally aired in late 2001. There were 6 episodes.
  9. Extinct is a British television series that aired on ITV1 in 2006. It features eight celebrities highlighting the plight of some of the world's most endangered species and was presented by Zoë Ball and Sir Trevor McDonald.
  10. (Extinction (astronomy)) Extinction is a term used in astronomy to describe the absorption and scattering of electromagnetic radiation emitted by astronomical objects by matter (dust and gas) between the emitting object and the observer. ...
  11. (Extinction (book)) Extinction is the last of Thomas Bernhard’s novels. It was originally published in German in 1986.
  12. (Extinction (Doctor Who audio)) Extinction is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
  13. (Extinction) An irreversible process whereby a species or distinct biological population forever ceases to exist. ...
  14. (Extinction) The specific infectious agent no longer exists in nature or in the laboratory. Example: none. link
  15. (Extinction) Ceasing to exist.  Extinct species will never reappear on the earth.  It can also be referred as globally extinct.  Longleaf forest examples include:  passenger pigeons, Carolina parakeet, and possibly the Bachman's warbler and ivory-billed woodpecker.
  16. (extinction) The dimming of starlight as it passes through the interstellar medium.
  17. (extinction) The attempt to weaken a behavior by attaching no consequences to it.
  18. (Extinction) Loss of light from an object as a consequence of absorption or scattering by an intervening medium. An example is the atmospheric extinction of light from stars near the horizon.
  19. (Extinction) the loss of a species when all its members die as a result of competition or climatic change.
  20. (extinction) Withdrawal of a positive reinforcer so that the undesired behaviour gets weaker and eventually disappears.
  21. (extinction) the complete disappearance of a type of organism
  22. (Extinction) The apparent dimming of star or planet when low on the horizon due to absorption by the Earth's atmosphere.
  23. (EXTINCTION) a species or subspecies is extinct when no living members exist
  24. (Extinction) A procedure in which the reinforcement of a previously reinforced behavior is discontinued.
  25. (extinction) when a species of animals dies off completely from the earth