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English definition of “in extremis”

in extremis

adverb uk   /ˌɪn.ɪkˈstriː.mɪs/ /-ekˈstreɪ-/ us  
formal in an extremely difficult situation: I'll only ask the bank for a loan in extremis.Experiencing difficulties specialized medical at the moment of deathDeath and dying
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