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Definitions of extremity

  1. The limbs; the head, feet, and hands. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. Extreme measures. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the outermost or farthest region or point Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the greatest or utmost degree; "the extremity of despair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The utmost point or degree; remotest part; end. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The utmost limit, point, or portion; the highest degree; greatest necessity, emergency, or distress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Furthest limit; highest degree; great necessity or distress. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The highest degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Extreme distress or need. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A hand, foot, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The utmost point, side, or verge; the utmost or highest degree; extreme or utmost distress, straits, or difficulties. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The utmost point; the verge; the greatest rigour or violence; necessity; the utmost distress. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. The limb, or distal portion of a limb ; or the distal end of any limb-like structure. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for extremity

  1. There is no question but the French may hold the war out several years longer; but their king is too wise to let things run to extremity – An Essay Upon Projects by Daniel Defoe
  2. The present British Isles are almost reduced to a strip of north- eastern Ireland, the northern extremity of Scotland, and large islands in the south- west and centre of England. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
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