Part of speech: adjective

Dead; deceased; extinct.

Part of speech: noun

A dead person; the dead.

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Usage examples "defunct":

  1. And the roses were almost literally the sole remains of that defunct enterprise, having taken the last of Ernestine's dollars. - "One Woman's Life", Robert Herrick.
  2. I saveys thar's a defunct Osage inside. - "Wolfville Nights", Alfred Lewis.
  3. Some of the wags of our other two companies on board the Dover, pretending to think we must have been cast away and lost, had erased all our names from the army list as defunct. - "Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade", William Surtees.