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Definition of in extremis adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    in extremis

    NAmE//ˌɪn ɪkˈstrimɪs//
    (from Latin) (formal)
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  1. 1in a very difficult situation when very strong action is needed
  2. 2at the moment of death
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