Synonyms of extinction


1. extinction, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness

usage: no longer active; extinguished; "the extinction of the volcano"

2. extinction, defunctness, death

usage: no longer in existence; "the extinction of a species"

3. extinction, natural process, natural action, action, activity

usage: the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation

4. extinction, extermination, annihilation, disintegration

usage: complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"

5. extinction, experimental extinction, conditioning

usage: a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus

6. extinction, extinguishing, quenching, termination, ending, conclusion

usage: the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the extinction of the lights"

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