in extremis

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adverb in ex·tre·mis \ˌin-ik-ˈstrē-məs, -ˈstrā-\

Definition of in extremis

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

Examples of in extremis in a sentence

  1. They are helping a family in extremis.

Origin and Etymology of in extremis

Latin


First Known Use: circa 1530


IN EXTREMIS Defined for English Language Learners

in extremis

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adverb in ex·tre·mis \ˌin-ik-ˈstrē-məs, -ˈstrā-\

Definition of in extremis for English Language Learners

  • : at the point of death

  • : in a very difficult situation


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in extremis

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adverb in ex·tre·mis \ˌin-ik-ˈstrē-məs, -ˈstrā-\

Medical Definition of in extremis

  1. :  at the point of death

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