In-extremis meaning

ĭn ĕk-strēmĭs
In extremis is Latin and is defined as at the point of death.

An example of in extremis is a grandfather letting go of his grandson's hand when he dies.

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At the point of death.
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In grave or extreme circumstances.
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At the point of death.
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Upon the point of dying.
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At the point of death.
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In desperate circumstances.
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Origin of in-extremis

  • Latin in extrēmīs in in extrēmīs ablative pl. of extrēmus extreme

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin.

    From Wiktionary