in extremis

[ in eks-tre-mees; English in ik-stree-mis ]
/ ɪn ɛksˈtrɛ mis; English ɪn ɪkˈstri mɪs /

adverb Latin.

in extremity.
near death.
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British Dictionary definitions for in extremis

in extremis

/ Latin (ɪn ɪkˈstriːmɪs) /

adverb

in extremity; in dire straits
at the point of death

Word Origin for in extremis

literally: in the furthest reaches
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Medicine definitions for in extremis

in extremis

[ ĭn ĕk-strēmĭs ]

adv.

At the point of death.

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