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Definition of extinction:

  1. 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. 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.

Synonyms:

abolition, ruin, liquidation, eradication, mincemeat, defunctness, devastation, murder, disappearance, dissipation, away, extinguishment, destruction, live, extirpation, experimental extinction, desolation, demolition, ruination, into/out of thin air, stifling, wastage, disappearing act, curtain, extermination, rest, extirpation, help, make, loss, extinguishing, obliteration, into thin air, quenching, demolishment, havoc, wreckage, decimation.

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