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Synonyms for extinction
ɪkˈstɪŋk ʃənex·tinc·tion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  1. extinction

    Synonyms:
    destruction, stifling, suffocation, death, cessation, annihilation, obsolescence

    Antonyms:
    origination, inception, planting, birth, fife, course, operation, action, exercise, prosperity, continuance, survival

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. extinctionnoun

    no longer active; extinguished

    "the extinction of the volcano"

    Synonyms:
    extermination, experimental extinction, defunctness, quenching, extinguishing

  2. extinction, defunctnessnoun

    no longer in existence

    "the extinction of a species"

    Synonyms:
    extermination, experimental extinction, defunctness, quenching, extinguishing

  3. extinctionnoun

    the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation

    Synonyms:
    extermination, experimental extinction, defunctness, quenching, extinguishing

  4. extinction, exterminationnoun

    complete annihilation

    "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"

    Synonyms:
    extermination, experimental extinction, defunctness, quenching, liquidation, extinguishing

  5. extinction, experimental extinctionnoun

    a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus

    Synonyms:
    extermination, experimental extinction, defunctness, quenching, extinguishing

  6. extinction, extinguishing, quenchingnoun

    the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning

    "the extinction of the lights"

    Synonyms:
    extermination, experimental extinction, defunctness, quenching, extinguishing

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. extinctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    extinguishment

  2. extinctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    destruction, annihilation, extirpation, extermination, excision, abolition, abolishment

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#44044obsolescence
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#56694suffocation
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#140219extirpation

How to use extinction in a sentence?

  1. Jeremy Douglas:

    Wildlife and timber trafficking is also an emergency, extinction is on the horizon.

  2. Michael Thiele:

    We can do this very, very simple thing — return bees into their natural nest environment, into their natural biosphere, if we lose them due to human-induced mass extinction, will there be a tomorrow?

  3. David Mooney:

    There is a massive decline in the number of funds, and no replacements, there has been a near 'extinction event' in commodities hedge funds.

  4. Tim Crosland:

    Following the recent Extinction Rebellion protests there is widespread recognition that we are in a state of climate and ecological emergency.

  5. Narin Chomphuphuang:

    We're primarily on a mission to study and save the biodiversity and wildlife found in these forests, particularly species-specific microhabitats, from extinction.


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