- (of a species, family, or other larger group) having no living members.
- "trilobites and dinosaurs are extinct"
- synonyms: vanished, lost, died out, no longer existing, no longer extant, wiped out, destroyed, gone, "an extinct species"
That made me think for a minute...
Then I had a clear picture of how it felt. To me, my dystonia is a giant woolly mammoth that will not budge. It just stands there not noticing me trying with all my might to push it away. No matter how hard I try to punch, kick, scream and violently get rid of the mammoth it ignores me and could care less. It is silent and so huge, SO BIG, that it takes up every ounce of space in my life and never leaves me alone. It is overwhelming. It is extinct and and that is exactly how I feel. Extinct.