Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased. "Defunct organs." "The boar, defunct, lay tripped up, near." (Byron)

Origin: L. Defunctus, p. P. Of defungi to acquit one's self of, to perform, finish, depart, die; de + fungi to perform, discharge: cf. F. Defunt. See Function.

(01 Mar 1998)

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