extinctive

[ik-stingk-tiv]

adjective

tending or serving to extinguish.

Nearby words

  1. exterritorial,
  2. exterritoriality,
  3. extima,
  4. extinct,
  5. extinction,
  6. extine,
  7. extinguish,
  8. extinguishant,
  9. extinguisher,
  10. extirpate

Origin of extinctive

First recorded in 1590–1600; extinct + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for extinctive

extinctive

adjective

tending or serving to extinguish or make extinct
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