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English definition of “extremity”


noun     /ɪkˈstrem.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/
[C] the furthest point , especially from the centre : The wood lies on the southern extremity of the estate .Edges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objects extremities [plural] formal the parts of the human body furthest from the heart , for example , the fingers , toes , and nose Substances and structures in the body
(Definition of extremity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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