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ex·trem·i·ty

extremity

 
pronunciation:
ihk stre mih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: extremities
definition 1: the farthest point or reach of something.
The extremities of the field were marked by a fence.
similar words:
end
definition 2: the greatest extreme.
She felt the extremity of joy when she won the championship.
definition 3: (usually plural) the parts of the body at the ends of the limbs; hands and feet.
similar words:
limb
definition 4: a condition of great danger or urgent need.
He didn't understand the extremity of his situation until night came and he was still lost in the forest.
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The word extremity contains the following parts:
extr-, extra-, exter- Latin prefix that means on the outside, beyond
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In Latin, "extrem" is the superlative form of "exter," just as in English "most" is the superlative form of "more." "Extrem," which is the basis of the basis of the English word "extreme " and its derivations, thus means "most outside" or "most beyond."
synonyms:
ec, ect, ecto, exo-, ex-
 
-ty, -ity, -uity, -eity Latin noun-forming suffix that means state or quality of being