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extinct (adjective), more extinct, most extinct
1. Relating to an animal or species which is not living anymore or is non-existent: When Gregory read a book about dinosaurs for his class at school, he found out that they have been extinct for 65 million years and that these fossil reptiles can only be seen in natural-history museums.
2. Concerning something which is no longer a reality: With advanced electronic equipment, it is most difficult to find a tape recorder or black and white TV sets because they have now become extinct!
3. Pertaining to a volcano which has not been active in recorded history: Richard and his children were able to look down into the extinct crater from which lava used to flow a long time ago.
4. Characterising something which is no longer burning: Before Tom and his fellow campers retired for the night, they put out the open-air fire and waited until it was completely extinct.
No longer existing in living form.
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