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Definition of in extremis adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    in extremis

     adverb
    adverb
    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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