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extremity

ex·trem·i·ty

extremity

 
pronunciation:
ihk stre mih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: extremities
definition 1: the farthest point or reach of something.
The extremities of the field were marked by a fence.
similar words:
end
definition 2: the greatest extreme.
She felt the extremity of joy when she won the championship.
definition 3: (usually plural) the parts of the body at the ends of the limbs; hands and feet.
similar words:
limb
definition 4: a condition of great danger or urgent need.
He didn't understand the extremity of his situation until night came and he was still lost in the forest.
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