Definition for EX-TINC'TION

EX-TINC'TION, n. [L. extinctio. See Extinguish.]

  1. The act of putting out or destroying light or fire, by quenching, suffocation or otherwise.
  2. The state of being extinguished, quenched or suffocated; as, the extinction of fire or of a candle.
  3. Destruction; excision; as, the extinction of nations.
  4. Destruction; suppression; a putting an end to; as, the extinction of life, or of a family; the extinction of feuds, jealousies or enmity; the extinction of a claim.

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