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defunct at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


defunct at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1548, from L. defunctus "dead," lit. "off-duty," from pp. of defungi "to discharge, finish," from de- "off, completely," + fungi "perform or discharge duty." ///

defunct at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

defunct-see defung-

defunct at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: defunctus, past participle of defungi 'to finish, die']// not existing any more, or not useful any more// --the now-defunct nuclear reactor//

defunct at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "defunct":
SOL, ago, all bets off, all gone, all off, all over, all up,
annihilated, antiquated, antique, asleep, asleep in Jesus,
at an end, at rest, bereft of life, blown over, breathless, by,
bygone, bypast, called home, canceled, carrion, cold, complete,
concluded, croaked, dated, dead, dead and buried, dead and gone,
death-struck, deceased, decided, deleted, demised, departed,
departed this life, destitute of life, done, done for, done with,
down the drain, elapsed, ended, exanimate, expired, expunged,
extinct, fallen, fini, finished, food for worms, forgotten, gone,
gone glimmering, gone to glory, gone west, gone-by, had it,
has-been, inactive, inanimate, inapplicable, inert, inoperative,
invalid, irrecoverable, kaput, kaputt, lapsed, late, late lamented,
launched into eternity, lifeless, lost, martyred, no more,
obsolete, out, outmoded, over, passe, passed, passed away,
passed on, past, perfected, perished, pushing up daisies, released,
reposing, resting easy, run out, sainted, set at rest, settled,
shot, sleeping, smitten with death, still, stillborn, taken away,
taken off, terminated, through, through with, unusable, unused,
vanished, washed up, wiped out, with the Lord, with the saints,
without life, without vital functions, wound up, zapped

defunct at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Nonexistence): unborn, unbegotten, unconceived, unproduced, unmade, perished, annihilated, extinct, exhausted, gone, lost, vanished, departed, gone with the wind, defunct, dead, fabulous, ideal, imaginary.

[ADJ] (Death): dead, lifeless, deceased, departed, defunct, extinct, late, gone, inanimate, dying, moribund.

defunct at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal) no longer existing, operating or being used:
a largely defunct railway network

DEFUNCT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

e less time I have to spend being civil to him the better!
civilly adverb:
She greeted him civilly but with no sign of affection.(

Defunct at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Defunct \De*funct"\ a. [L. defunctus, p. p. of defungi to acquit
one's self of, to perform, finish, depart, die; de + fungi to
perform, discharge: cf. F. d['e]funt. See {Function}.]
Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased. ``Defunct
organs.'' --Shak.

The boar, defunct, lay tripped up, near. --Byron.

Defunct \De*funct"\, n.
A dead person; one deceased.

defunct at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead)
law"; "a defunct organization" [syn: {dead}]
2: having ceased to exist or live; "the will of a defunct
aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe"

defunct at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » defunctus|dēfunctus|lang=la, past participle of Inter: term » defungor|dēfungor|to finish, discharge|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /dɪˈfʌŋkt/
  • Inter: a » US also Inter: IPA » /diˌfʌŋkt/


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Inter: context » now|_|rare Deceased, dead.
    1. No longer in use, inactive.
    2. Inter: computin » g Specifically, of a program: that has terminated but is still shown in the list of processes because the parent process that created it is still running and has not yet reaped it. See also zombie, zombie process.
    3. Inter: busines » s No longer in business or service.


      Inter: trans-top » no longer in use

  • German: Inter: t- » de|erloschen, Inter: t+ » de|gelöscht, Inter: l » de|nicht Inter: l » de|mehr Inter: t+ » de|existierend, Inter: t+ » de|tot

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|feshedilmiş, Inter: t+ » tr|geçersiz, Inter: t- » tr|kullanılmayan, Inter: t+ » tr|ölü

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To make defunct.


    Inter: en-noun » ?

  • The dead person (referred to).
    1. 1817 September, in Blackwoods Edinburgh magazine'', volume 1, page 617:
    2. : Inter: .. » . he saw Robert Johnston, pannel, come out of the cott-house with the fork in his hand, and pass by Alexander Fall and the deponent; heard the pannell say, he had sticked the dog, and he would stick the whelps too; whereupon the pannell run after the defuncts son with the fork in his hand, Inter: .. » .

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