from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. No longer existing or living: an extinct species.
- adj. No longer burning or active: an extinct volcano.
- adj. No longer in use: an extinct custom. See Synonyms at dead.
- adj. Law Lacking a claimant; void: an extinct title.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
- adj. No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.
- adj. No longer in existence; having died out.
- adj. No longer actively erupting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Extinguished; put out; quenched
- adj. Without a survivor; without force; dead
- adj. Once existing as a species but now having no living members; -- used of species of living organisms, especially of animals and plants.
- transitive v. To cause to be extinct.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Extinguished; put out; quenched.
- Having ceased; being at an end; out of existence or out of force; terminated: as, an extinct family or race; an extinct law.
- n. Extinction.
- To put out; destroy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being out or having grown cold
- adj. no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives
- adj. (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive
Middle English, from Latin exstīnctus, past participle of exstinguere, to extinguish; see extinguish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Recorded since 1432; from Latin extinctus, the past participle of extinguere ("to put out, destroy, abolish, extinguish"), corresponding to ex- + stinguere ("to quench") (Wiktionary)