Extant vs. Extinct

Extant vs. Extinct — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Extant and Extinct

Extantadjective

Still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct

extant manuscripts.

Extinctadjective

No longer existing or living

an extinct species.

Extantadjective

(Archaic) Standing out; projecting.

Extinctadjective

No longer burning or active

an extinct volcano.

Extantadjective

Still in existence.

Extinctadjective

No longer in use

an extinct custom.

Extantadjective

Currently existing; not having disappeared.

Extinctadjective

(dated) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)

Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.

Extantadjective

Still alive; not extinct.

Extinctadjective

No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.

The title became extinct when the last baron died.Luckily, such ideas about race are extinct in current sociological theory.

Extantadjective

(obsolete) Standing out, or above the rest.

Extinctadjective

No longer in existence; having died out.

The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.

Extantadjective

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost;

extant manuscriptsspecimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk

Extinctadjective

(vulcanology) No longer actively erupting.

Most of the volcanos on this island are now extinct.

Extinctverb

(transitive) To make extinct; to extinguish or annihilate.

Extinctadjective

no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives;

an extinct species of fishan extinct royal familyextinct laws and customs

Extinctadjective

of e.g. volcanos; permanently inactive;

an extinct volcanoa dormant volcano

Extinctadjective

of a fire; being out or having grown cold;

threw his extinct cigarette into the streamthe fire is out