Origin of extinct
Examples from the Web for extinct
So while the divas are fewer in number in 2014, they are far from extinct.
Wild tigers are rare in China, with some varieties now believed to be extinct.Why Do Chinese Oligarchs Secretly Love Illegal Tiger Meat?|Jake Adelstein|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bringing Them Back to Life Carl Zimmer, National Geographic The revival of an extinct species is no longer a fantasy.
And I take liberal Zionism seriously enough to defend it against those who wish to make it extinct.
Twenty-five years later, 11 of those original AmLaw 100 firms are now extinct.Dewey & LeBoeuf Near Collapse—Are Other White Shoe Law Firms In Peril?|Dan Slater|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
From the extinct fire there will come a more beautiful earth, pure and perfect, and destined to be eternal.Ten Great Religions|James Freeman Clarke
This suborder includes the largest of land mammals, the Elephants, and certain of their extinct allies.
Let it not be thought that slave catching and selling is now extinct.Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd
These are extinct Amphibia with a greatly developed dermal exoskeleton, which is generally limited to the ventral surface.
If life was not extinct, the fallen gladiator was dragged out to the dead room, and there dispatched.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)|Walter M. Chandler
British Dictionary definitions for extinct
Word Origin for extinct
Word Origin and History for extinct
early 15c., from Latin extinctus/exstinctus, past participle of extinguere/exstinguere (see extinguish). Originally of fires; the sense of the condition of "dying out" of a family or a hereditary title, 1580s; of species by 1768. Cf. extinction.