in extremis

[in eks-tre-mees; English in ik-stree-mis]

adverb Latin.

in extremity.
near death. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for in extremis

in extremis


in extremity; in dire straits
at the point of death

Word Origin for in extremis

literally: in the furthest reaches
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Word Origin and History for in extremis

"at the point of death," Latin, literally "in the farthest reaches."

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Medicine definitions for in extremis

in extremis

[ĭn ĕk-strēmĭs]


At the point of death.
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