No longer existing or functioning: the now defunct Somerset & Dorset railway line
More example sentences
- The following humorous extract, written by Leo, was in a story published in a long defunct magazine.
- On Tuesday, I am going to Radio Rhema at the now defunct train station and am initiating the beginning of the end.
- When I do it the first five or so results are always the same defunct personal websites for which I have long forgotten the passwords.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'deceased'): from Latin defunctus 'dead', past participle of defungi 'carry out, finish', from de- (expressing reversal) + fungi 'perform'.