Definition for EX-TINCT'

EX-TINCT', a. [L. extinctio. See Extinguish.]

  1. Extinguished; put out; quenched; as, fire, light or a lamp is extinct.
  2. Being at an end; having no survivor; as, a family or race is extinct.
  3. Being at an end; having ceased. The enmity between the families is extinct. My days are extinct. Job xvii.
  4. Being at an end, by abolition or disuse; having no force; as, the law is extinct.

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