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Defunct definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEFUNCT, a. [L. To perform and discharge.] Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased.
DEFUNCT, n. A dead person; one deceased.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct law"; "a defunct organization"
2: having ceased to exist or live; "the will of a defunct aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin defunctus, from past participle of defungi to finish, die, from de- + fungi to perform more at function Date: 1599 no longer living, existing, or functioning <the committee is now defunct> Synonyms: see dead

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 no longer existing. 2 no longer used or in fashion. 3 dead or extinct. Derivatives: defunctness n. Etymology: L defunctus dead, past part. of defungi (as DE-, fungi perform)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If something is defunct, it no longer exists or has stopped functioning or operating. ...the leader of the now defunct Social Democratic Party... ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Dead, deceased, departed, gone. 2. Inoperative, abrogated, cancelled, annulled, dead.

Moby Thesaurus

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



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