permanent extinction

permanent extinction

[′pər·mə·nənt ik′stiŋk·shən]
(geology)
The extinction of a lake by destruction of the lake basin, because of such processes as deposition of sediments, erosion of the basin rim, filling with vegetation, or catastrophic events.
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The South Korean National Assembly on July 18 adopted a resolution condemning the July 4 test of North Korea's Hwasong-14 missile, warning that continued provocations by the North could lead to the "permanent extinction" of its leadership, Sputnik reported.
"Any interruption of supplies by Gazprom Export, even for a short period, would lead in all likelihood to the permanent extinction of Overgas as the only remaining competitor in Bulgaria," he is quoted as writing in the letter.
Here, again, is the view at issue: when we die, what's next is nothing; death is an abyss, a black hole, the end of experience; it is eternal nothingness, the permanent extinction of being.
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