Meaning of “defunct” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “defunct” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"defunct" in American English

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defunctadjective [ not gradable ]

us /dɪˈfʌŋkt/

no longer existing:

He was a reporter for the defunct New York Herald newspaper.

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"defunct" in Business English

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defunctadjective

uk /dɪˈfʌŋkt/ us formal

no longer existing or in use:

She had once worked for the Traveller hotel chain (now defunct).

(Definition of “defunct” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)