Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. At the point of death.
  • adv. In grave or extreme circumstances.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • At the point of death.
  • In desperate circumstances.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In extremity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. at the point of death

Etymologies

Latin in extrēmīs : in, in + extrēmīs, ablative pl. of extrēmus, extreme.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin. (Wiktionary)

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  • At the point of death. (From WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008