in extremis

in ex·tre·mis

adverb \ˌin-ik-ˈstrē-məs, -ˈstrā-\

: at the point of death

: in a very difficult situation

Full Definition of IN EXTREMIS

:  in extreme circumstances; especially :  at the point of death

Examples of IN EXTREMIS

  1. They are helping a family in extremis.


First Known Use: circa 1530

Rhymes with IN EXTREMIS

in ex·tre·mis

adverb \ˌin-ik-ˈstrē-məs, -ˈstrā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IN EXTREMIS

: at the point of death


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