Pronunciation: (di-fungkt'), [key]
1. no longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning: a defunct law; a defunct organization.
2. no longer in existence; dead; extinct: a defunct person; a defunct tribe of Indians.
the defunct,the dead person referred to: the survivors of the defunct.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.