Associations to the word «Extinct»


EXTINCT, adjective. (dated) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
EXTINCT, adjective. No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.
EXTINCT, adjective. No longer in existence; having died out.
EXTINCT, adjective. (vulcanology) No longer actively erupting.
EXTINCT LANGUAGE, noun. A dead language.
EXTINCT LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of extinct language

Dictionary definition

EXTINCT, adjective. 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".
EXTINCT, adjective. (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano".
EXTINCT, adjective. Being out or having grown cold; "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche