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extinction

US [ɪkˈstɪŋkʃ(ə)n]
UK [ɪk'stɪŋkʃ(ə)n]
  • n.绝种
  • Web灭绝;消灭;消退
Plural Form:extinctions  
extinction
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(植物、动物、生活方式等的)灭绝,绝种,消亡a situation in which a plant, an animal, a way of life, etc. stops existing
a tribe threatened with extinction/in danger of extinction
面临消亡威胁╱有消亡危险的部落
The mountain gorilla is on the verge of extinction .
居住在山区的大猩猩已濒临灭绝。
We know of several mass extinctions in the earth's history.
我们知道地球历史上出现过几次大规模的灭绝。

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