Meaning of EXTINCTION in English

noun state of being extinguished or of ceasing to be; destruction; suppression; as, the extinction of life, of a family, of a quarrel, of claim.

2. extinction ·noun the act of extinguishing or making extinct; a putting an end to; the act of putting out or destroying light, fire, life, activity, influence, ·etc.

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