noun, plural ex·trem·i·ties.
Origin of extremity
Examples from the Web for extremities
One had been shot in the face and extremities, while another was shot in the stomach and a third was being evaluated.
Though when weakness does find its way into the extremities it is usually worse in the legs than the arms.‘Bucket List’ Baby Avery Canahuati: Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy|Andrew Carter|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I don't know how long I was in there: When I got out all my extremities were numb and I couldn't move.
Of this district, the two extremities would make the Ontonagon Valley about the centre.
Gangrene of the extremities was one of the symptoms of the plague of Athens as described by Thucydides.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
“Oh, do not push things to extremities,” answered Ellis, and the tears almost came into his eyes.Ernest Bracebridge|William H. G. Kingston
From fifty-nine Wall Street, the word goes out to the extremities of the world: 'Let prices be low.'IT and Other Stories|Gouverneur Morris
Such a one would find the persecution of lion-hunters intolerable, and now and then this drove her to extremities.Famous Women: George Sand|Bertha Thomas
noun plural -ties
"hands and feet," uttermost parts of the body, early 15c., plural of extremity. Meaning "a person's last moments" is from c.1600.
late 14c., from Old French estremite (13c.), from Latin extremitatem (nominative extremitas) "the end of a thing," from extremus; see extreme, the etymological sense of which is better preserved in this word.