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  Definition of Extinction
  1. the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the extinction of the lights"
  2. a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus
  3. complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"
  4. the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
  5. no longer in existence; "the extinction of a species"
  6. no longer active; extinguished; "the extinction of the volcano"
Similar Words: extinguishing, quenching, experimental extinction, extermination, defunctness

 

Attributes: extinct, inactive

 

Derivational Morphology: snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench, eliminate, annihilate, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: Izumiranje   Catalan: Extinció  
Chinese: 灭绝   Danish: uddøen  
Finnish: Sukupuutto   French: Extinction des espèces  
German: Aussterben   Indonesian: Kepunahan  
Japanese: 絶滅   Korean: 멸종  
Portuguese: Extinção   Spanish: Extinción  
 
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