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synonyms for extinction

  • annihilation
  • destruction
  • elimination
  • obsolescence
  • death
  • end of life
  • no life
  • thing of the past
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How to use extinction in a sentence

Given that the coronavirus is a novel virus, we need to ensure that our at-risk wild animal and sea life populations do not experience massive die-offs or suffer extinctions because we failed to act to protect them.
EVERYTHING WE KNOW—AND DON’T KNOW—ABOUT HUMAN-TO-ANIMAL COVID TRANSMISSIONJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
But, there’s still the chance that humans played their part in knocking the animals into extinction, as a sort of one-two punch.
CLIMATE CHANGE PROBABLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE WOOLLY RHINO’S RAPID DEMISESARA KILEY WATSONAUGUST 25, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Based on the new study, he says, “there is no evidence so far of human hunting being a deciding factor in woolly rhino extinction.”
CLIMATE CHANGE, NOT HUNTERS, MAY HAVE KILLED OFF WOOLLY RHINOSBRUCE BOWERAUGUST 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
How or whether volcanic activity in India around the same time as the impact exacerbated the climate change and mass extinction remains controversial.
HOW EARTH’S CLIMATE CHANGES NATURALLY (AND WHY THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW)HOWARD LEEJULY 21, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
It came after the mass extinction that finished off the dinosaurs.
SABER-TOOTHED ANCHOVY RELATIVES WERE ONCE FEARSOME HUNTERSCAROLYN WILKEJUNE 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Poor brutes, they deserved a better fate than the cruel method of extinction which Turkish rule administered.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
With the extinction of the lights on the other boat came at last deeper night to her aid.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
I am bored to death, to extinction; my thoughts are the colour of that water which flows over yonder, brackish and heavy.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
You must remember that the next war between France and Germany must mean extinction for one.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
Further difficulties now arose which led finally to the extinction of the company.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO EXTINCTION

  • decimation
  • demolishment
  • demolition
  • destruction
  • elimination
  • eradication
  • extermination
  • extinction
  • extinguishment
  • liquidation
  • massacre
  • obliteration
  • ruin
  • slaughter
  • bitter ends
  • deaths
  • end of lifes
  • end of the lines
  • exits
  • extinctions
  • lights outs
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