Extremity definition

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Grave danger, necessity, or distress.

People in extremity.

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An extreme or severe measure.

Had to resort to extremities in the crisis.

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The outermost or utmost point or part; end.
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The definition of an extremity is a limb of the body, the outer part of something, or a state of danger.

An example of an extremity is a foot.

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A bodily limb.

She is in a wheelchair because of weakness of the lower extremities.

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The hands and feet.

Frostbite affects the extremities first.

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The greatest degree.
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A state of extreme necessity, danger, etc.
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(archaic) The end of life; dying.
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An extreme measure; severe or strong action.
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A body limb.
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The hands and feet.
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The outermost or farthest point or portion.

At the extremity of the peninsula.

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The greatest or utmost degree.

The extremity of despair.

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Grave danger, necessity, or distress.

People in extremity.

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An extreme or severe measure.

Had to resort to extremities in the crisis.

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A bodily limb.

Weakness in the lower extremities.

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The hands and feet.

Frostbite affects the extremities first.

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The most extreme or furthest point of something.
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An extreme measure.
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A hand or foot.

Guillian-Barré syndrome causes one to not be able to move one's extremities.

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A limb (major appendage of human or animal such as a leg an arm or a wing)
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The outermost or farthest point or portion.

At the extremity of the peninsula.

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The greatest or utmost degree.

The extremity of despair.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
extremity
Plural:
extremities

Origin of extremity

  • From Middle English extremite, from Old French extremite, from Latin extremitas (“the extremity or end”), from extremis (“furthest, extreme”); see extreme.

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