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extinctive

[ ik-stingk-tiv ]
/ ɪkˈstɪŋk tɪv /

adjective

tending or serving to extinguish.

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Nearby words

exterritorial, exterritoriality, extima, extinct, extinction, extinctive, extine, extinguish, extinguishant, extinguisher, extirpate

Origin of extinctive

First recorded in 1590–1600; extinct + -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for extinctive

extinctive

/ (ɪkˈstɪŋktɪv) /

adjective

tending or serving to extinguish or make extinct
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