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extremity

noun
     
Related topics: Human
ex‧trem‧i‧ty 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 toes
2 [uncountable] 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] the part that is furthest away from the centre of something
eastern/southern etc extremity of something
the southern extremity of New Zealand

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