extemporise

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  • IPA(key): /əkˈstɛmpəraɪz/
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extemporise (third-person singular simple present extemporises, present participle extemporising, simple past and past participle extemporised)

  1. (intransitive) To do something, particularly to perform or speak, without prior planning or thought; to act in an impromptu manner; to improvise.
  2. (intransitive) To do something in a makeshift way.
  3. (transitive) To make or create extempore.
  4. (transitive, music) To compose extemporaneously or improvise.

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