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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 reach or point of a thing.
The extremities of the field were marked by a fence.
similar words:
end
definition 2: the greatest degree or utmost extreme.
At that moment, they felt the extremity of fear.
similar words:
depth
definition 3: (usu. pl.) the parts of the body extending from the limbs; hands and feet.
Blood circulation in her extremities is rather poor.Frostbite of the extremities is quite common.
similar words:
limb
definition 4: a condition of extreme danger or distress.
He didn't understand the extremity of the situation.
similar words:
depth
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