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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.


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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