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in extremis

[in eks-tre-mees; English in ik-stree-mis] /ɪn ɛksˈtrɛ mis; English ɪn ɪkˈstri mɪs/
Latin.
1.
in extremity.
2.
near death.
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in extremis

/ɪn ɪkˈstriːmɪs/
adverb
1.
in extremity; in dire straits
2.
at the point of death
Word Origin
literally: in the furthest reaches
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Word Origin and History for extremis

in extremis

"at the point of death," Latin, literally "in the farthest reaches."

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extremis in Medicine

in extremis in ex·tre·mis (ĭn ěk-strē'mĭs)
adv.
At the point of death.

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