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extremity

noun
 
 
/ɪkˈstreməti/ formal
FAR AWAY [C] the part of something that is furthest from the centre: at the north-west extremity of EuropeEdges 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 distressSerious and severeSevere
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