in extremis

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

Definition of in extremis

: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


IN EXTREMIS Defined for English Language Learners

in extremis

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adverb

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

:at the point of death

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