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Extinct meaning

extinct - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. of a fire; being out or having grown cold; " threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; " the fire is out"
  2. 2. Extinguished; put out; quenched; as, a fire, a light, or a lamp, is extinct; an extinct volcano.
  3. 3. Without a survivor; without force; dead; as, a family becomes extinct; an extinct feud or law.
  4. 4. To cause to be extinct.

extinct - examples of usage

  1. It is a great pity that these ponies have been allowed to become practically extinct in the Cape Colony. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Respect for authority is extinct. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. The sons go to the city, the daughters go to the city; in a generation, or little more, a once well- known farming family becomes extinct so far as agriculture is concerned. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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