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  Words related to extinction

Related / Similar Words: extinguishing, quenching, experimental extinction, extermination, defunctness

 

Definition:
  • the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the extinction of the lights";
  • a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus;
  • complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs";
  • the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation;
  • no longer in existence; "the extinction of a species";
  • no longer active; extinguished; "the extinction of the volcano";

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    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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