Defunct and Inanimate


Defunct adjective - No longer living.
Usage example: a defunct species that we know only through fossil remains

Inanimate is a synonym for defunct in extinct topic. In some cases you can use "Inanimate" instead an adjective "Defunct". popular alternative


Inanimate adjective - Lacking animate awareness or sensation.

Defunct is a synonym for inanimate in dead topic. You can use "Defunct" instead an adjective "Inanimate", if it concerns topics such as lifeless, not alive. popular alternative

Nearby Word: inanimation
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