Definition of Defunct

1. Adjective. No longer in force or use; inactive. "A defunct organization"

Similar to: Inoperative
Derivative terms: Defunctness



2. Adjective. Having ceased to exist or live. "A defunct Indian tribe"
Similar to: Dead
Derivative terms: Defunctness

Definition of Defunct

1. a. Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased.

2. n. A dead person; one deceased.

Definition of Defunct

1. Adjective. (rare) Deceased, dead. ¹

2. Adjective. No longer in use, inactive. ¹

3. Adjective. (computing) 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. ¹

4. Adjective. (business) No longer in business or service. ¹

5. Verb. To make defunct. ¹

6. Noun. The dead person (referred to). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defunct

1. deceased [adj]

Medical Definition of Defunct

1. Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased. "Defunct organs." "The boar, defunct, lay tripped up, near." (Byron) Origin: L. Defunctus, p. P. Of defungi to acquit one's self of, to perform, finish, depart, die; de + fungi to perform, discharge: cf. F. Defunt. See Function. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defunct

defroze
defrozen
deft
defter
deftest
deftly
deftness
deftnesses
defuel
defueled
defueling
defuelled
defuelling
defuels
defugalty
defunct (current term)
defuncting
defunction
defunctions
defunctive
defunctness
defuncts
defund
defunded
defunding
defunds
defurfuration
defuse
defused
defuser

Literary usage of Defunct

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1. The Rolls of the Freemen of the City of Chester by Chester (England), John Henry Elliot Bennett (1908)
"8 William s. of Peter Bostock of Chester, mason, defunct. „ 12 *Thomas Ley, barber chirurgeon. ... 3 William s. of Richard Bird of Chester, tanner, defunct. ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Der. defray-ment. defunct, deceased, dead. (L.) Lit. ' having fully performed the course of life.' Shak. has defunct, Cymb iv. 2. ..."

3. Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates; A.D. 1600 to 1678 by John Paul Rylands (1882)
"Seath, 3 sonne to the defunct. Tymothy, 4 sonne to the defunct, married Anne, ... Anne, eldest dau. to the defunct, married James Smallwood of ..."

4. Inventory of the Town and City Archives of Rhode Island by Historical Records Survey Rhode Island (1765)
"Proceedings; (251) defunct Offices Proceedings 251. MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF FIFTH SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETINGS, 1846-85. 1 vol. Minutes of meetings of fifth ..."

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