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消滅, しょうめつ

  • shōmetsu


noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru

  • lapse
  • annihilation (physics)


  • extinguishment
  • termination (e.g. of legal representation)



  • vanishing

Examples of 消滅,しょうめつ in a Sentence

The tiger is a vanishing species.
Without oxygen, all animals would have disappeared long ago.
The tropical rainforests, located in a narrow region near the equator, are disappearing so fast that by the year 2000 eighty percent of them may be gone.
Old traditions are crumbling away.
If the sun were to go out, all living things would die.
If the sun were to go out, all living things would die.
The nation ceased to exist.
It has been estimated that, as a result of the destruction, fifty species of wildlife are disappearing from the earth each day.

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