extinct - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    an extinct animal, plant, or language no longer exists

    The Tasmanian tiger was declared extinct in 1936.

    1. a.
      an extinct custom, job, type of person etc does not exist any longer because society has changed

      Many jobs have become extinct with the advent of computers.

  2. 2
    an extinct volcano no longer erupts
     Synonyms and related words
    See also active, dormant