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  1. extinctadjective

    Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)

    Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.


  2. extinctadjective

    The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.


  3. extinctadjective



Princeton's WordNet

  1. extinct, nonextantadjective

    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"

    out(p), nonextant

    surviving, living, live, alive, extant, active

  2. extinctadjective

    (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive

    "an extinct volcano"

    out(p), nonextant

    living, extant, active, live, surviving, alive

  3. extinct, out(p)adjective

    being out or having grown cold

    "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out"

    alive, active, live, living, extant, surviving

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extinctadjective

    extinguished, quenched, put out

  2. extinctadjective

    ended, terminated, closed, brought to an end, no longer existing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "extinct":

    extirpated, missing, disappeared, gone, vanished, extinguishment

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  1. Ian Miller:

    When the dinosaurs go extinct, mammals proliferate, and fast.

  2. Daniel Chan:

    My trade will go extinct before elephants go extinct.

  3. Claudio Sillero:

    As a result lions were brought over from southern Africa, drawing some concern form biologists that those lions are not the most immediate genetic relatives of the now extinct Rwanda lions.

  4. Steve Brusatte:

    As Pangea split there were huge volcanic eruptions, about 200 million years ago, and these plunged the world into chaos: environmental destruction and rapid climate swings, the big amphibians couldn't cope well and many species went extinct, but dinosaurs and mammals made it through.

  5. Robert Watson:

    If we do not act now, many of the million threatened species will become as extinct as the dodo on this tie.

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