Definition of extinction:
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.
- "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town", Stephen Leacock.
- "Henry IV, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
Still, that even an Irish House of Lords should have seen fit to burn his sermon makes one think that the political extinction of that body can have been no serious loss to the sum- total of the wisdom of the world.- "Books Condemned to be Burnt", James Anson Farrer.