defunct defunct  /dɪ ˈfəŋkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) no longer in force or use; inactive
  2. (adj) having ceased to exist or live

Usage(s):

  1. As it happens, many of the companies on that list have links to George Jennings, founder of the now-defunct Raven Arms and his clan.
  2. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
  3. The Russian craft, a now defunct satellite launched in 1993, weighed a ton.

News

  1. DNA may explain Florida reform school deaths

    TAMPA, Fla. – Researchers on Friday collected DNA samples from family members of boys who died decades ago at a now-defunct Florida reform school in the hopes it will match the remains found on the property of the now-closed school.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. DNA samples could solve mysterious Fla. school deaths

    Researchers verified that 98 people -- most of them children -- died at a now-defunct reform school for boys between 1914 and 1973
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. DNA samples could solve Fla reform school mystery

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Researchers on Friday collected DNA samples from family members of boys who died decades ago at a now-defunct Florida reform school in the hopes it will match the remains found on the property of the now-closed school.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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