extremity extremity  /ɪk ˈstrɛ mə ti/


  1. (n) an external body part that projects from the body
  2. (n) an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)
  3. (n) the greatest or utmost degree
  4. (n) the outermost or farthest region or point
  5. (n) that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso



  1. This war will produce the first generation of veterans in bionic arms and legs, a legacy that may seem most pronounced for upper extremity amputees.
  2. Political commentators at this point are mostly rewarded by the extremity of their viewpoint.
  3. McDade concedes the extremity of the sentence but says he has offered to support a motion to re-sentence Wilson.


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    A chiropractor Stuart Fl trusts, Wiedner Family Chiropractic, has joined the Florida Pain Network and is now offering free initial consultations. For over a decade, Dr. Wiedner has been offering extensive pain relief treatments for back and neck pain, peripheral neuropathy, spinal stenosis, along with extremity pain and arthritis. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb ...
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  1. Nolan says despite the weather, the actors "were great. It's tough. When you're up that high and you're not used to the thin air, I found I'd get dizzy sometimes and have to sit down. But I think they all really enjoyed the extremity of it : Tom...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Christopher Nolan Source: Toronto Sun

  2. "Eighty-two percent of all our wounded have extremity injuries, 30 percent have wounds to the head and the face, and 6 percent have severe burns," Schoomaker explained. "The new institute will work to develop techniques that will help make...
    on May 1, 2008 By: Peter Schoomaker Source: FOXNews

  3. "You know, it is what has become rewarded in political discourse - the extremity of viewpoint, because people like the conflict," says Stewart. "Conflict, baby. It sells. Crossfire. Hardball. 'Shut up! You shut up!'"
    on Oct 21, 2004 By: Jon Stewart Source: CBS News

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