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Definition of Extinct


  1. Extinguished; put out; quenched; as, a fire, a light, or a lamp, is extinct; an extinct volcano.
  2. Without a survivor; without force; dead; as, a family becomes extinct; an extinct feud or law.
  3. To cause to be extinct.

Extinct Quotations

Remember my mantra: distinct... or extinct.
Tom Peters

The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program.
Larry Niven

I don't think we are going to become extinct. We're very clever and extremely resourceful - and we will find ways of preserving ourselves, of that I'm sure. But whether our lives will be as rich as they are now is another question.
David Attenborough

I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust.
Mahatma Gandhi

I laughed when Steven Spielberg said that cloning extinct animals was inevitable. But I'm not laughing anymore, at least about mammoths. This is going to happen. It's just a matter of working out the details.
Hendrik Poinar
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Extinct Translations

extinct in German is erloschen
extinct in Spanish is extinguido
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