Meaning of EXTINCTION in English

n.1 the act of making extinct; the state of being or process of becoming extinct.

2 the act of extinguishing; the state of being extinguished.

3 total destruction or annihilation.

4 the wiping out of a debt.

5 Physics a reduction in the intensity of radiation by absorption, scattering, etc.


extinctive adj.

Etymology: L extinctio (as EXTINCT)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.