extralimital

adjective

ex·​tra·​lim·​it·​al ˌek-strə-ˈli-mə-tᵊl How to pronounce extralimital (audio)
: not present in a given area
used of kinds of organisms (such as species)

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The peripatetic sea eagle wasn’t 2021’s only extralimital. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extralimital was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Extralimital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extralimital. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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