extinct (not comparable)
- (dated) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
- Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.
- No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.
- The title became extinct when the last baron died.
- Luckily, such ideas about race are extinct in current sociological theory.
- 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 5, in Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 275:
- Indeed the very fact that the English spelling system writes in there as two words but therein as one word might be taken as suggesting that only the former is a productive syntactic construction in Modern English, the latter being a now extinct construction which has left behind a few fossil remnants in the form of compound words such as thereby.
- (of a group of organisms, as a species) No longer in existence; having died out.
- The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.
- (geology) No longer active.
- Most of the volcanos on this island are now extinct.
- They found the sites of extinct geysers.
- (no longer used): See also Thesaurus:obsolete
- (having died out): See also Thesaurus:inexistent
- (volcanology: no longer erupting): dead
- (no longer alight): burning
- (having died out): extant; See also Thesaurus:existent
- (volcanology: no longer erupting): active, dormant
extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
no longer used; obsolete, discontinued
having died out
no longer erupting
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Translations to be checked
- extinct at OneLook Dictionary Search
- extinct in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- extinct in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.