in extremis

in extremis

[in eks-tre-mees; English in ik-stree-mis]
Latin.
1.
in extremity.
2.
near death.
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in extremis (ɪn ɪkˈstriːmɪs)
 
adv
1.  in extremity; in dire straits
2.  at the point of death
 
[literally: in the furthest reaches]

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

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