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noun as in dying out

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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.

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But, there’s still the chance that humans played their part in knocking the animals into extinction, as a sort of one-two punch.

Based on the new study, he says, “there is no evidence so far of human hunting being a deciding factor in woolly rhino extinction.”

How or whether volcanic activity in India around the same time as the impact exacerbated the climate change and mass extinction remains controversial.

It came after the mass extinction that finished off the dinosaurs.

Pat Robertson wants to talk about the extinction of the gays.

Your existence contributes to over-population, climate change, and species extinction.

How might we resurrect a tradition threatened with extinction?

And thanks to oil palm plantations springing up in Africa, chimpanzees are in danger of extinction.

Over this image we hear: “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.”

Poor brutes, they deserved a better fate than the cruel method of extinction which Turkish rule administered.

With the extinction of the lights on the other boat came at last deeper night to her aid.

I am bored to death, to extinction; my thoughts are the colour of that water which flows over yonder, brackish and heavy.

You must remember that the next war between France and Germany must mean extinction for one.

Further difficulties now arose which led finally to the extinction of the company.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to extinction, such as: annihilation, destruction, elimination, obsolescence, death, and end of life.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.