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Synonyms for extinction
ɪkˈstɪŋk ʃən

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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    no longer active; extinguished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 Synonymes

  1. extinctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    extinguishment

  2. extinctionnoun

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

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How to use extinction in a sentence?

  1. Simone Netherlands:

    It's so indicative, we believe, of mankind and our government to just say, 'Let's manage this into extinction,'.

  2. Bob Sargent:

    This species, our national symbol, since 1782, was on the brink of extinction, and to see it come back the way it has, it’s an inspiring story all the way around.

  3. Randall Irmis:

    These formations were thought to preserve ecosystems that were recovering from this mass extinction event, if they are actually later in the time like The Chaares Formation, then it tell us they have very little to do with this recovery.

  4. Extinction Rebellion:

    Extinction Rebellion to focus on the financial industry today.

  5. Prez Garca:

    The reason why Laurasichersis survived the great extinction, while none of the other primitive North American, European or Asian land turtles managed to do so, remains a mystery.

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