extremity

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English extremite, from Old French extremite, from Latin extremitas (the extremity or end), from extremis (furthest, extreme); see extreme.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ĭkstrĕ'mĭtē, IPA(key): /ɪkˈstrɛmɪti/

Noun[edit]

extremity (plural extremities)

  1. The most extreme or furthest point of something.
  2. An extreme measure.
  3. A hand or foot.
    Guillian-Barré syndrome causes one to not be able to move one's extremities.
  4. A limb (major appendage of human or animal such as a leg an arm or a wing)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (furthest point of something): tip
  • (major appendage of human or animal): limb

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