Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being extinct; extinction.

Etymologies

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extinct +‎ -ness

Examples

  • In the case of the South Dakota Divorcee the former alternative would seem to be the course followed, for up to date the animal has shown itself to be quite too resourceful to lapse into that most archaic condition -- extinctness.

    Letters of a Dakota Divorcee

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