Part of speech: noun

An extinguishing, extinguishment.

Part of speech: noun

Destruction; annihilation.

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Usage examples "extinction":

  1. On the other hand, it denies that raw milk is necessarily dangerous; that properly modified, clean, raw milk is any safer when pasteurized; that talking about germ- proof milk insures germ extinction. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
  2. Their sole refuge from extinction will be in slavery to the white man." - "A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences", Laura S. Haviland.
  3. The years that followed were to be troubled years of poverty, anxiety and controversy, not unmixed with bitterness, during which, at times, extinction and oblivion threatened the University's life. - "McGill and its Story, 1821-1921", Cyrus Macmillan.