Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Extinction (Page: 529)

Ex*tinc"tion (?), n. [L. extinctio, exstinction: cf. F. extinction.]

1. 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.

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