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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Extinct \Ex*tinct"\, v. t.
To cause to be extinct. [Obs.]
Extinct \Ex*tinct"\, a. [L. extinctus, exstinctus, p. p. of extinguere, exstinguere. See Extinguish.]
Extinguished; put out; quenched; as, a fire, a light, or a lamp, is extinct; an extinct volcano.
Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct.
Without a survivor; without force; dead; as, a family becomes extinct; an extinct feud or law.
Specifically: Once existing as a species but now having no living members; -- used of species of living organisms, especially of animals and plants; as, dinosaurs are now extinct; the dodo bird is extinct.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "extinguished, quenched," from Latin extinctus/exstinctus, past participle of extinguere/exstinguere "to put out, quench; go out, die out; kill, destroy" (see extinguish). Originally of fires; in reference to the condition of a family or a hereditary title that has "died out," from 1580s; of species by 1768. Shakespeare uses it as a verb. Compare extinction.
a. 1 (context dated English) extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.) 2 No longer used; obsolete, discontinued. 3 No longer in existence; having die out. 4 (context vulcanology English) No longer actively erupting.
adj. no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives; "an extinct species of fish"; "an extinct royal family"; "extinct laws and customs" [syn: nonextant] [ant: extant]
of a fire; being out or having grown cold; "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out" [syn: out(p)]
Extinct was a Channel 4 TV series, that originally aired in late 2001. There were 6 episodes.
Extinct may refer to:
- Extinct, a volcano that scientists consider unlikely to erupt again
- Extinction of species
- Extinct in the Wild, conservation status
- Extinct (TV series), an ITV UK series about endangered species
- Extinct (2001 TV series), a C4 UK series about extinct species
Extinct is the tenth full-length album by the Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell, released on March 6, 2015 in several versions with a different cover for each ( jewel case, LTD deluxe box, mediabook, Gatefold LP). This album was recorded in Fascination Street Studios, produced and mixed by Jens Bogren. Cover artwork was designed by Seth Siro Anton. It includes guest performance by the pioneering Yossi Sassi on Bozuoukitara, on the track 'Medusalem'.
Extinct is a British television series that aired on ITV, STV & UTV in 2006. It features eight celebrities highlighting the plight of some of the world's most endangered species and was presented by Zoë Ball and Sir Trevor McDonald.
During the series, the public were asked to phone in and vote for which animal they wanted to receive 50% of the money raised through the phone votes, via the charity WWF. The winning animal got over £178,000 and the remaining seven shared £178,000. A sister programme called Extinct - The Quiz also aired at the same time.
Usage examples of "extinct".
Most archosaurs went extinct long ago, although two groups remain today: the crocodiles and the birds.
The spirit of conquest, and even of enthusiasm, was extinct: the Saracens could no longer struggle, beyond their lines, either single or in small parties, without exposing themselves to the merciless retaliation of the Thracian peasants.
What better way to symbolize the troubled birth of the new world age of Leo than to depict its harbinger as a rampaging lion, particularly since the Age of Leo coincided with the final ferocious meltdown of the last Ice Age, during which huge numbers of animal species all over the earth were suddenly and violently rendered extinct.
Thus it comes that ancient and extinct genera are often in some slight degree intermediate in character between their modified descendants, or between their collateral relations.
As these are formed, the species of the less vigorous groups, from their inferiority inherited from a common progenitor, tend to become extinct together, and to leave no modified offspring on the face of the earth.
As the embryonic state of each species and group of species partially shows us the structure of their less modified ancient progenitors, we can clearly see why ancient and extinct forms of life should resemble the embryos of their descendants,--our existing species.
Catherine Wallenstein lay dead, not struck down by some primitive paroxysm of rage as it appeared, rather felled by the terminal onslaught of a massive and incurable disorder that had been ravaging him for years with a fever resembling paratyphoid, noncommunicable among humans, a condition visited upon him during the onset of puberty when he had first contracted a rare and largely extinct mountain strain of Albanian hoof and mouth disease.
If all pedunculated cirripedes had become extinct, and they have already suffered far more extinction than have sessile cirripedes, who would ever have imagined that the branchiae in this latter family had originally existed as organs for preventing the ova from being washed out of the sack?
Like most of the Indians of America, they were polygamists, which custom in their race operates differently to polygamy amongst the negroes: for whereas they seem to increase and thrive, the Indians even at the conquest often tended to become extinct.
When I took him out on the Pontine marshes he located several extinct volcanoes, and sketched plans for draining the fever-laden area.
He married Lady Anne Russell, daughter of Francis, 4th earl of Bedford, by whom, besides two daughters, he had two sons, Francis, who predeceased him unmarried, and John, who succeeded him as 3rd earl of Bristol, at whose death without issue the peerage became extinct.
And if you could bring the quagga back to life, why not other extinct animals?
And no matter how often the unnatural descent goes on, branching and rebranching, in the end, one way or another, each line is bound to go extinct.
And the Crown had been known to create new titles, regrant extinct ones, and recommend peerages in exchange for services rendered.
Instead of the glorious wealth of parti-coloured vegetation my eyes had been accustomed to lately, here they rested on infertile stretches of marshland intersected by moss-covered gravel shoots, looking as though they had been pushed into the plains in front of extinct glaciers coming down from the region behind us.