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Definition of "extinctive" []

  • Tending to extinguish or make extinct. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extinctive" in a sentence
  • "Got an extinctive look at the one of a kind class he teaches, training sailors to do what, fight back against pirates."
  • "Prescription (a slight modification of the older usucaption) is the dispensing with evidence of title, and is acquisitive when it is the means of acquiring Ownership and extinctive (divestitive) when it bars a right of action."
  • "O ye hapless Two, mutually extinctive, the Beautiful and the Squalid, sleep ye well, -- in the Mother's bosom that bore you both!"