in extremis


Also found in: Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
The Lovell Mingotts' dinner, patched up in extremis out of all sorts of social odds and ends, ought to have taught her the narrowness of her escape; but either she had been all along unaware of having skirted disaster, or else she had lost sight of it in the triumph of the van der Luyden evening.
rie, reversals and Revirements: the mother in extremis, the paraphenomena of Revirements, the laugh of the mother: traces of humor in HA?
Presque toutes les greves de ce type, apres avoir affole les automobilistes qui se ruaient deraisonnablement sur les stations-services, avaient ete evitees in extremis en donnant des gages aux protestataires.
However, there is more than one way to achieve this, and there are other existing mechanisms and precedents for lifting the principle of State immunity in extremis without enacting the JASTA," added the spokesperson who requested anonymity.
But it turns out the show is yet another domestic drama about the all-American nuclear family in extremis, this one trying hard to distinguish itself from other domestic dramas about the all-American nuclear family in extremis by stylistically swerving from realism to surrealism.
Also see: Security Advisor Back in January, Cameron said: "In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which, even in extremis, with a signed warrant from the home secretary personally, that we cannot read
Les trois victimes ont ete retirees in extremis et indemnes des decombres par les elements de la Protection civile.
Russian interests in the Middle East are both wide and deepas deep as, and perhaps deeper than, the West'sand in extremis, it's even possible that Putin may decide to use Russia's influence and relationships in the Middle East to severely damage Western interests there in order to gain leverage in Ukraine.
What makes me hopping mad is that while Mrs Stanton is refused a comparative widow's mite, well-heeled pregnant African women fly into Britain, stay with friends until they go into labour, then present themselves as emergencies - and, of course, no doctor or midwife will turn away a woman in extremis.
FOR some, the titanic two-wheeled slog is a supremely compelling physical and mental battle - both an epic celebration of, and challenge to, the body's ability to excel in extremis.
Le Raja de Casablanca, qui a gagne in extremis sur penalty, a profite du match nul de leur poursuivant immediat, l'AS FAR, tenue en echec a domicile par le Moghreb de Fes (1-1).
Ranging from whimsical to gut wrenching to hopeful, the essays show the varieties of human experience in extremis.