Extremity

Definition of Extremity

Ex`trem´i`ty
n.1.The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country.
They sent fleets . . . to the extremities of Ethiopia.
- Arbuthnot.
2.(Zool.) One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man.
3.The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form.
4.The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity.
Divers evils and extremities that follow upon such a compulsion shall here be set in view.
- Milton.
Upon mere extremity he summoned this last Parliament.
- Milton.

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