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Meaning of word extinct from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

extinct   adjective

Meaning : No longer in existence. Lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives.

Example : An extinct species of fish.
An extinct royal family.
Extinct laws and customs.

Synonyms : nonextant

Still in existence. Not extinct or destroyed or lost.

Extant manuscripts.
Specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk.

Meaning : (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive.

Example : An extinct volcano.

(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting.


Meaning : Being out or having grown cold.

Example : Threw his extinct cigarette into the stream.
The fire is out.

Synonyms : out