[in eks-tre-mees; English in ik-stree-mis]
- in extremity.
- near death.
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Related Words for in extremisdoomed, fading, moribund, decaying, sinking, fated, withering, going, mortal, passing, final, ebbing, declining
- in extremity; in dire straits
- at the point of death
Word Origin for in extremis
literally: in the furthest reaches
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"at the point of death," Latin, literally "in the farthest reaches."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- At the point of death.
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