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Beyond ExistencePlay
Use it to describe things that used to be alive or functioning but aren't anymore. SlideThe woolly mammoth became extinct thousands of years ago.
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Cultural SignificancePlay
It often refers to lost cultural aspects, like a way of life or customs. SlideSome ancient rituals are now extinct.
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Historical ContextPlay
It's used for species or practices that ended due to historical events. SlideMany languages went extinct after the European colonization.