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Meaning of "extinct" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXTINCT

From Latin exstinctus quenched, from exstinguere to extinguish.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXTINCT

extinct  [ɪkˈstɪŋkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXTINCT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Extinct is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EXTINCT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

extinct

Extinction

In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms, normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point. Because a species' potential range may be very large, determining this moment is difficult, and is usually done retrospectively. This difficulty leads to phenomena such as Lazarus taxa, where a species presumed extinct abruptly "re-appears" after a period of apparent absence. Through evolution, new species arise through the process of speciation—where new varieties of organisms arise and thrive when they are able to find and exploit an ecological niche—and species become extinct when they are no longer able to survive in changing conditions or against superior competition. The relationship between animals and their ecological niches has been firmly established. A typical species becomes extinct within 10 million years of its first appearance, although some species, called living fossils, survive with virtually no morphological change for hundreds of millions of years.

Definition of extinct in the English dictionary

The first definition of extinct in the dictionary is having no living representative; having died out. Other definition of extinct is quenched or extinguished. Extinct is also no longer liable to erupt; inactive.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXTINCT


cinct
sɪŋkt
discinct
dɪˈsɪŋkt
distinct
dɪˈstɪŋkt
indistinct
ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkt
instinct
ˈɪnstɪŋkt
overinked
ˌəʊvərˈɪŋkt
precinct
ˈpriːsɪŋkt
procinct
prəʊˈsɪŋkt
sexlinked
ˈsɛksˌlɪŋkt
succinct
səkˈsɪŋkt
tinct
tɪŋkt
unextinct
ˌʌnɪkˈstɪŋkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXTINCT

exteroceptor
exterritorial
exterritoriality
exterritorially
extinction
extinctive
extincture
extine
extinguish
extinguishable
extinguishant
extinguisher
extinguishment
extirp
extirpable
extirpate
extirpation
extirpative
extirpator
extirpatory

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXTINCT

depeinct
gut instinct
herd instinct
homing instinct
killer instinct
life instinct
maternal instinct
pedestrian precinct
shopping precinct
survival instinct
voting precinct

Synonyms and antonyms of extinct in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXTINCT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «extinct» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of extinct
dead · defunct · gone · inactive · lost · obsolete · out · vanished · void

Translation of «extinct» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXTINCT

Find out the translation of extinct to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of extinct from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «extinct» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

灭绝的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

extinto
570 millions of speakers

English

extinct
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विलुप्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُنْقَرِض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вымерший
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

extinto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লুপ্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

disparu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pupus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ausgestorben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

絶滅した
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

멸종한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Punah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tuyệt chủng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழிந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विलुप्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

soyu tükenmiş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

estinto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wymarły
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вимерлий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dispărut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξαφανισμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitgesterf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utdöd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utdødd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of extinct

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXTINCT»

The term «extinct» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.502 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXTINCT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about extinct

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10 QUOTES WITH «EXTINCT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word extinct.
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Paula Abdul
Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
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Patch Adams
If we don't change from a world society that worships money and power to one that worships compassion and generosity, I think we'll be extinct by mid-century. I don't say that as an alarmist or as a pessimist.
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Kage Baker
1925's 'The Lost World' is... really, everything a dinosaur movie should be. Like a dinosaur, this classic was once extinct too, existing as mere fragmentary footage and stills, but cinemaphile fossil-hunters have painstakingly excavated bits and pieces from obscure archives and assembled them into a nearly-complete animal.
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Peter Benchley
If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.
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Will Cuppy
The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for.
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Daniel Dennett
Now that mobile phones and the internet have altered the epistemic selective landscape in a revolutionary way, every religious organisation must scramble to evolve defences or become extinct.
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Frederic William Farrar
Whether the prayer of Seneca was granted we do not know; but, as we do not again hear of Marcus, it is probable that he died before his father, and that the line of Seneca, like that of so many great men, became extinct in the second generation.
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Werner Herzog
Technology has a great advantage in that we are capable of creating dinosaurs and show them on the screen even though they are extinct 65 million years. All of a sudden, we have a fantastic tool that is as good as dreams are.
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Kevin Kelly
Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a given design.
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Louise Leakey
What the fossil record does do is to force us to contemplate our place on the planet. We are but one species of several hominids that inhabited Planet Earth, and like our distant cousins who went extinct fairly recently, our time on Planet Earth is also finite.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXTINCT»

Discover the use of extinct in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to extinct and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Extinct animals: an encyclopedia of species that have ...
An accessible resource to the animals that have become extinct during human history.
Ross Piper, 2009
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The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals Died Out and ...
We could probably add the extinct narrow-nosed rhinoceros to this group. It is a species that was found in Qafzeh in a smaller proportion but which was nevertheless quite common and it too lived in savannah-like, open woodland, as well as ...
Clive Finlayson, 2010
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The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-two Species of Extinct Humans
Creates three-dimensional scientific reconstructions for twenty-two species of extinct humans, providing information for each one on its emergence, chronology, geographic range, classification, physiology, environment, habitat, cultural ...
Gary J. Sawyer, Viktor Deak, 2007
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Extinct
Near the Gulf of Mexico six-year-old Paul Haines watches as two older boys dive into a coastal river ... and don't come up.
Charles Wilson, 1997
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Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies: Chicana Literature and ...
And nowhere is it more effectively expressed than in" Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies.
Mary Pat Brady, 2002
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Extinct for a Reason: A Field Guide to Failimals and Evolosers
With colorful illustrations and vital information on everything from mating habits to defense mechanisms, this book is a must-have for any species considering undergoing the evolutionary process.
Scott Cooney, Aaron Adler, 2013
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A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals
Introduces the many animal species that became extinct over the past five centuries as the result of European expansion into various parts of the world, including the great auk, Carolina parakeet, thylacine, and passenger pigeon.
Tim Fridtjof Flannery, 2001
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Why Did the Dinosaurs Become Extinct?
Discusses scientific theories regarding the disappearance of the dinosaurs including disease, climate changes, starvation, and a meteor collision.
Marian B. Jacobs, 1999
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The Extinct Files: My Science Project
My Science Project Wallace Edwards. Dear Ms. Walker, I worked very hard on my project. I typed it all myself. I proved that dinosaurs are ALIVE!! I even had photographs! But when I got up this morning, this was all I could find. I think the ...
Wallace Edwards, 2009
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Extinct birds
A fascinating tour of extinct birds uses more than three hundred illustrations in full color and black and white to introduce readers to more than eighty species of birds that have disappeared since 1600, including the passenger pigeon and ...
Errol Fuller, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXTINCT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term extinct is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Extinct' beetle rehomed at East Sussex zoo
An extremely rare beetle thought to be extinct in the UK has been rehomed at Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex. The Giant Capricorn ... «Kent and Sussex Courier, Jul 15»
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This Is How A Species Goes Extinct: More Than A Ton Of Frozen …
"The pangolin runs the risk of becoming extinct before most people have even heard of them," Britain's Prince William said last year. Pangolins ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Fear not, redheads, Vin Scully says you're not going extinct
After telling the world that redheads will be extinct soon, Scully reminds us how close he is to death. As far as we're concerned, Vin Scully will ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
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In Mexico City, once beloved VW Beetle is nearly extinct
But the beloved Volkswagen Beetle is nearly extinct, a victim of anti-pollution campaigns. A few "vochos," as the curvy car is known in Mexico, ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Croquet will be extinct by 2037, study finds
Croquet will be extinct by 2037, study finds. One in twenty Brits claim to have never heard of it. Christopher Hooton Author Biography. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Polar bear may soon become extinct
The polar bear could be extinct as early as 2050. The Fish and Wildlife Service maintains that reducing emission levels could allow polar bears ... «Science Recorder, Jul 15»
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Vin Scully Says Redheaded People Will All Be Extinct by 2030
The Los Angeles Dodgers did a fun thing during Sunday's tilt against the New York Mets and let Justin Turner gift the game's first pitch honors ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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Polar Bears Will Be Extinct Sooner Than Thought: How Many Are Left?
The population of the polar bear is declining and the main culprit is global warming which causes the melting of the sea ice, the animals main ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
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Trout are endangered, not extinct
It took a couple of deep breaths and a ragged gulp to digest the report on threats to cold water fisheries released recently by Trout Unlimited. «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
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South Korea Needs To Face Demographic Crisis Head On Or Be …
With that in mind, it is now predicted that South Koreans will be extinct by 2750 unless they face their demographic crisis head-on, right now. «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Extinct [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/extinct>. Nov 2019 ».
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