- IPA: /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/, /ɛkˈstɪŋkt/
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.
- 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- (geology) No longer active.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.
- The 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
extinct (extincts, present participle extincting; past and past participle extincted)