extinction

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act of extinction or annulment abolition
African rhino; in danger of extinction black rhinoceros , Diceros bicornis
darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft) blackout , brownout , dimout
species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction endangered species
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness enlightenment , Nirvana
bliss achieved by the extinction of individuality nirvana
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