Definition for Extremity

extremity, n. [see extreme, adj.]

  1. Limitation; collapse; breakdown; breaking point.
  2. Distress; despair; calamity; catastrophe; emergency; disaster; exigency; unexpected crisis.
  3. Grief; sorrow; heartache; exquisite suffering; physical agony; spiritual anguish; psychological torment.
  4. Situation; predicament; [fig.] offense; severe penalty.
  5. Rigor; severity; great difficulty; utmost hardship; intensely stressful circumstance.

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