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extinctionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪkˈstɪŋk.ʃən/
C1 a ​situation in which something no ​longerexists: The extinction of the ​dinosaursoccurred millions of ​years ago. Many ​species of ​plants and ​animals are in ​danger of/​threatened with extinction (= being ​destroyed so that they no ​longerexist). Some ​peoplepredict the extinction offamilylife as we ​know it today.
(Definition of extinction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “extinction”
in Arabic انقِراض…
in Korean 멸종…
in Portuguese extinção…
in Catalan extinció…
in Japanese 絶滅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灭绝, 绝种…
in Turkish yok olma, soyu/nesli tükenme…
in Russian вымирание, исчезновение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滅絕, 絕種…
in Italian estinzione…
in Polish wymarcie, wyginięcie…
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