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extremity in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishextremityex‧trem‧i‧ty /ɪkˈstreməti/ noun (plural extremities) 🔊 🔊 1 [countable usually plural]HBH one of the parts of your body that is furthest away from the centre, for example your fingers and toes2 [uncountable]EXTREME the degree to which something goes beyond what is usually thought to be acceptable 🔊 The committee was uncomfortable about the extremity of the proposal.3 [countable]FAR the part that is furthest away from the centre of somethingeastern/southern etc extremity of something 🔊 the southern extremity of New Zealand
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extremityHer head was conical, an extremity too, and so thick with black hair that she almost needed a haircut.Although Alexander lent his authority to domestic reforms, it is unwise to think of him as a daring pilot in extremity.Nothing specific epitomises New York; its essence is extremity, and diversity, packed into the highest possible density.For example, football players should focus strengthening lower extremity muscles.The person often describes previous episodes of low back pain with or without lower extremity radiation.Alviso is a mostly Hispanic area in the city's northern extremity.These may involve a part of one extremity or one side of the face.Muelle Deportivo is protected by its own breakwater and is located in the southern extremity of the main harbour.Howarth wondered if he were ill or whether this was the extremity of tiredness.eastern/southern etc extremity of somethingThe yard was situated at the eastern extremity of Polruan, where the forest rises steeply from the water's edge.Muelle Deportivo is protected by its own breakwater and is located in the southern extremity of the main harbour.