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Adjective: extreme (extremer,extremest)  ik'streem
  1. Of the greatest possible degree, extent or intensity
    "extreme cold";
    - utmost, uttermost
  2. Far beyond a norm in quantity, amount or degree; to an utmost degree
    "an extreme example"; "extreme temperatures"; "extreme danger"
  3. Beyond a norm in views or actions
    "an extreme conservative"; "an extreme liberal"; "extreme views on integration"; "extreme opinions"
  4. Most distant in any direction
    "the extreme edge of town"
Noun: extreme  ik'streem
  1. The furthest or highest degree of something
    "he carried it to extremes"
  2. The point located farthest from the middle of something
    - extreme point, extremum

Derived forms: extremest, extremes, extremer

See also: distant, immoderate, intense

Type of: degree, extremity, grade, level

Encyclopedia: Extreme