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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extinct  \Ex*tinct"\,  a.  [L.  extinctus  exstinctus  p.  p.  of 
  extinguere  exstinguere  See  {Extinguish}.] 
  1.  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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Without  a  survivor;  without  force;  dead;  as  a  family 
  becomes  extinct;  an  extinct  feud  or  law. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extinct  \Ex*tinct"\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  be  extinct.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extinct 
  adj  1:  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}] 
  2:  of  e.g.  volcanos;  permanently  inactive;  "an  extinct  volcano" 
  [syn:  {inactive}]  [ant:  {active},  {dormant}] 
  3:  of  a  fire;  being  out  or  having  grown  cold;  "threw  his 
  extinct  cigarette  into  the  stream";  "faint  smoke  from  the 
  extinguished  candle";  "the  fire  is  out";  "the  quenched 
  flames"  [syn:  {extinguished},  {out(p)},  {quenched}] 




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