extinct extinct  /ɪk ˈstɪŋkt/


  1. (adj) no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives
  2. (adj) (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive
  3. (adj) being out or having grown cold




  1. The fossils uncovered an extinct mammal that was never chronicled by the scientists.
  2. Till now it has not been possible to decode the genetic map of animals thought to be extinct.


  1. Two South Florida butterflies extinct

    Two South Florida butterflies appear to have joined the club no one wants to be a member of: Extinct species.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  2. Two South Florida Butterfly Species Now Extinct

    South Florida and the rest of the world has lost two more butterfly species. U.S. wildlife officials said Monday the two butterfly species, historically found in South Florida, are likely extinct.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Miami

  3. 'Extinct' Frog Reappears in Israel

    The Hula painted frog was declared extinct in 1996, the first time any amphibian had been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a conservation group.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News


  1. "It is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct," Scalia wrote.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: TIME

  2. If knowledge is not passed down to the next generation, Lucas said, "we will become extinct."
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: George Lucas Source: FOXNews

  3. "If Atlantic had restricted itself to R&B music, I have no doubt that it would be extinct today," Wexler said.
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Jerry Wexler Source: International Herald Tribune

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