[ik-stingkt] /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/

no longer in existence; that has ended or died out:
an extinct species of fish.
no longer in use; obsolete:
an extinct custom.
extinguished; quenched; not burning.
having ceased eruption; no longer active:
an extinct volcano.
(of an animal or plant species) having no living representative; having died out
quenched or extinguished
(of a volcano) no longer liable to erupt; inactive
void or obsolete: an extinct political office

early 15c., from Latin extinctus/exstinctus, past participle of extinguere/exstinguere (see extinguish). Originally of fires; the sense of the condition of “dying out” of a family or a hereditary title, 1580s; of species by 1768. Cf. extinction.


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