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English definition of “extremity”

extremity

noun     /ɪkˈstreməti/ formal
FAR AWAY [C] the part of something that is furthest from the centre : at the north-west extremity of Europe Edges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objects
FEELING/SITUATION [U] a situation in which a feeling is very strong or a bad situation that is very serious : the extremity of her distress Serious and severeSevere
(Definition of extremity noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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