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Noun: extremity  ek'stre-mi-tee or ik'stre-mi-tee
  1. An external body part that projects from the body
    "it is important to keep the extremities warm";
    - appendage, member
  2. An extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)
  3. The greatest or utmost degree
    "the extremity of despair"
  4. The outermost or farthest region or point
  5. That part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

Derived forms: extremities

Type of: adversity, external body part, hard knocks, hardship, part, region, ultimacy, ultimateness

Part of: limb

Encyclopedia: Extremity