[ UK /ɹɪlˈɪkt/ ]
  1. geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared
  2. an organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated
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How To Use relict In A Sentence

  • This is the northernmost and wettest of the central Asian depressions, remnants of a Tertiary era inland sea, with relict glaciers, glacier lakes and a wide variety of rock types, the result of a long series of successive eras of deposition and orogeny. Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia
  • On her right stood an empty cottage, fast becoming derelict.
  • Our school is still fantastic inside but from the outside, with its boarded up windows, it appears gloomy, horrible and derelict.
  • A derelict synagogue may not be visible in the bazaar, but a Jewish cemetery is accessible on the city outskirts. Magda Abu-Fadil: Lebanon's Jews: Loyalty to Whom? BBC Documentary Tracks Vanished Community
  • Around 140 luxury homes are being built around the course as part of a deal to save one of Ireland's great stately homes from dereliction.
  • The worst dereliction is tolerance of rave parties where illegal drugs are sold and used, and minors are sexually exploited. Sound Politics: Seattle needs more police; and needs to use better sense in deploying the ones it already has
  • Then the regional financial crisis hit and suddenly the air was full of accusations of bureaucratic ineptitude, corruption and outright dereliction of duty.
  • If this dereliction is allowed to persist, it is predictable that more Americans will die, both on foreign battlefields and at home. Stealth Jihad by Frank Gaffney, Jr. and The American Legion « Mark12ministries’s Weblog
  • In general it has to be dumped in derelict and unguarded houses, where such of it as is not looted is ruined by damp. As I Please
  • Why are the peelers quizzing this innocent young derelict?
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