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extinctadjective

uk   /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/  us   /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/
C1 not now existing: There is concern that the giant panda will soon become extinct. Many tribes became extinct when they came into contact with Western illnesses. A lot of trades have become extinct because of the development of technology.
An extinct volcano is one that is not now active (= will not explode again).
(Definition of extinct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extinct" in American English

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extinctadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/
no longer existing: There is concern that the giant panda will soon become extinct.
An extinct volcano (= mountain made from burned materials) is one that is no longer active.
extinction
noun [U]  us   /ɪkˈstɪŋk·ʃən/
Many species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction.
(Definition of extinct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“extinct” in American English

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