No longer active; extinguished.
No longer in existence:
— The extinction of a species.
The reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation.
— They think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs.
A conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus.
synonym: experimental extinction.
The act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning:
— The extinction of the lights.
Dutch: harden, schrikken
Moby thesaurus: abolishment, abolition, abscission, amputation, annihilation, annulment, bane, biological death, blackout, blocking, burning out, burnout, cessation of life, choking, choking off, clinical death, controlling, crossing the bar, curtains, damping ... show more.
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