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in ex·tre·mis

 (ĭn ĕk-strē′mĭs)
adv.
1. At the point of death.
2. In grave or extreme circumstances.

[Latin in extrēmīs : in, in + extrēmīs, ablative pl. of extrēmus, extreme.]

in extremis

(ɪn ɪkˈstriːmɪs)
adv
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) in extremity; in dire straits
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) at the point of death
[literally: in the furthest reaches]

in ex•tre•mis

(ɪn ɛksˈtrɛ mis; Eng. ɪn ɪkˈstri mɪs)

adv. Latin.
1. in extremity.
2. near death.

in extremis

A situation of such exceptional urgency that immediate action must be taken to minimize imminent loss of life or catastrophic degradation of the political or military situation.

in extremis

A Latin phrase meaning in the furthest extreme, used to mean on the point of dying.
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Adv.1.in extremis - at the point of death
Translations

in extremis

[ɪnɪksˈtriːmɪs] ADV (frm) → in extremis

in extremis

[ˌɪnɪkˈstriːmɪs] advin extremis
to be in extremis (= about to die) → être à l'article de la mort

in extremis

adv to be in extremis (= dying)im Sterben liegen; (= in difficulties)sich in äußerster Not befinden; to help a friend in extremiseinem Freund in der Not helfen
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