Definition of defunct in English:


Syllabification: de·funct
Pronunciation: /dəˈfəNGkt


No longer existing or functioning: a now defunct technology that only people over a certain age remember
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.
disused, unused, inoperative, nonfunctioning, unusable, obsolete;
no longer existing, discontinued;


mid 16th century (in the sense 'deceased'): from Latin defunctus 'dead', past participle of defungi 'carry out, finish', from de- (expressing reversal) + fungi 'perform'.

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