[in eks-tre-mees; English in ik-stree-mis]
- in extremity.
- near death.
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- in extremity; in dire straits
- at the point of death
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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in extremis(ĭn ĕk-strē′mĭs)
- At the point of death.
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