Defunct and Past


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Defunct adjective – No longer existing.
Past and defunct are semantically related In some cases you can use "Past" instead an adjective "Defunct".
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Past adjective – Having been such at some previous time.
Usage example: a past editor of the newspaper

Defunct and past are semantically related in gone by topic. Sometimes you can use "Defunct" instead an adjective "Past".
Synonyms for Past

Things that words describes

life defunct life past life
series defunct series past series
games defunct games past games
adventures defunct adventures past adventures
Other nouns: eras.

Both words in one sentence

  • I have written columns for and the sadly defunct in the past, so I feel faintly justified in including the last name.
  • Video Game / Tomb Raider III After disabling the light-sensitive trap, it's better to take the route that was open all the time than go past the now-defunct trap.
  • Really 700 Years Old She is actually a 19-year-old human, and all her stories about her "distant past" are either invented, romanticized, and/or refer to her defunct mother and grandmother, who both had the same name.
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Past and Defunct. (2016). Retrieved 2020, May 28, from
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