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Something caused the near extinction of the financial system and people want to know why. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Small groups brought life to my extinction. Christianity Today (2000)It means extinction of their entire system and they know that. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Both clubs have known penury, relegation and near extinction. Times, Sunday Times (2011)THE most likely cause of human extinction today is probably nuclear war. The Sun (2013)EXPERTS have found evidence of a volcanic eruption that led to mass extinction 260 million years ago. The Sun (2009)Most people think that elephants are not near extinction yet, but they have declined to a couple of hundred thousand and will continue to decline. Into Africa - a social history of the East African Safari (1989)History, literature and the science of coral - and what the threat of its extinction means for the planet. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Fish are the last hunted food, in some cases hunted to near extinction, while the huge factory boats do enormous damage to their environment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We agreed that I would contribute to an international project giving the time of origin and extinction of all animal and plant Families. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)
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British English: extinction NOUN
The extinction of a species of animal or plant is the death of all its remaining living members.
An operation is beginning to try to save a species of crocodile from extinction.
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