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1. extinction

noun. ['ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən, ɪkˈstɪŋʃən'] the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation.

Synonyms

  • natural process
  • activity
  • action
  • absorption
  • scattering

Antonyms

  • stabilisation
  • stabilization
  • defense
  • catabolism

Etymology

  • extinction (French)
  • extinctio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Extinction

  • abbreviation
  • abdication
  • abduction
  • abduction
  • aberration
  • abolition
  • abomination
  • abortion
  • abrogation
  • absolution
  • absorption
  • absorption
  • abstraction
  • acceleration
  • accession
  • acclamation
  • acclimation
  • accommodation
  • accreditation
  • accretion

Example sentences of the word extinction


1. Noun, singular or mass
The gray whale was another animal hunted to near extinction which made a slow and steady comeback.

2. Verb, base form
All three were hunted to extinction by humans.

Quotes containing the word extinction


1. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
- Ronald Reagan

2. Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
- Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God

3. If I had a soul I sold itfor pretty wordsIf I had a body I usedit up spurting my essenceAllen Ginsberg warns youdont follow my pathto extinction
- Allen Ginsberg

2. extinction

noun. ['ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən, ɪkˈstɪŋʃən'] complete annihilation.

Synonyms

  • disintegration
  • extermination

Antonyms

  • dormant
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

  • extinction (French)
  • extinctio (Latin)

3. extinction

noun. ['ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən, ɪkˈstɪŋʃən'] no longer active; extinguished.

Synonyms

  • extinct
  • inactiveness
  • inactivity

Antonyms

  • action
  • active
  • activeness
  • defeat

Etymology

  • extinction (French)
  • extinctio (Latin)

4. extinction

noun. ['ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən, ɪkˈstɪŋʃən'] the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning.

Synonyms

  • extinguishing
  • quenching
  • ending
  • termination

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source
  • inactivity
  • discontinuance

Etymology

  • extinction (French)
  • extinctio (Latin)

5. extinction

noun. ['ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən, ɪkˈstɪŋʃən'] a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus.

Synonyms

  • conditioning

Antonyms

  • discontinuation
  • peristalsis

Etymology

  • extinction (French)
  • extinctio (Latin)

6. extinction

noun. ['ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən, ɪkˈstɪŋʃən'] no longer in existence.

Synonyms

  • death

Antonyms

  • continuation
  • monetization

Etymology

  • extinction (French)
  • extinctio (Latin)
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