Complete Definition of "extinct"

English

Etymology
From Latin extinctus, past participle of extinguere, corresponding to ex- + stinguere ‘quench’.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɪkˈstɪŋkt/, /ɛkˈstɪŋkt/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪŋkt|-ɪŋkt

Adjective
en-adj

  1. dated extinguished|Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)

#:Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.

  1. (Vulcanology) No longer erupting.

#:Most of the volcanos on this island are now extinct.

  1. No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.

#:Luckily, such ideas about race are extinct in current sociological theory.

  1. No longer in existence; having died out.

#:The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.

Translations
trans-top|extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
Finnish: sammunut
German: erloschen
Hungarian: t|hu|kialudt, t|hu|elhamvadt
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trans-top|no longer erupting
Czech: vyhaslý m
Finnish: sammunut
German: erloschen
Hungarian: t|hu|kialudt
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trans-top|no longer used; obsolete, discontinued
Finnish: kadonnut, poistunut
Hungarian: t|hu|megszűnt
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trans-top|having died out
Czech: vyhynulý m, vymřelý m
Finnish: sukupuuttoon kuollut
German: aussterben|ausgestorben
Hungarian: t|hu|kihalt
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ttbc|Dutch: uitgestorven
ttbc|Malay: kuno
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