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EX-TRA-PRO-FES'SION-AL, a. [extra and professional.]

Foreign to a profession; not within the ordinary limits of professional duty or business. Molina was an ecclesiastic, and these studies were extraprofessional. Med Repos.

EX-TRA-PRO-VIN'CIAL, a. [extra and provincial.]

Not within the same province; not within the jurisdiction of the same archbishop. Ayliffe.

EX-TRA-REG'U-LAR, a. [extra and regular.]

Not comprehended within a rule or rules. Taylor.


Being beyond or without the limits of a territory or particular jurisdiction. Hunter. Wheaton's Rep.

EX-TRA-TROP'IC-AL, a. [extra and tropical.]

Beyond the tropics; without the tropics, north or south. Whewell.

EX-TRAUGHT', pp. [old pp. of Extract. Obs.]

EX-TRAV'A-GANCE, or EX-TRAV'A-GAN-CY, n. [L. extra and vagans; vagor, to wander. See Vague.]

  1. Literally, a wandering beyond a limit; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course or limit. Hammond.
  2. In writing or discourse, a going beyond the limits of strict truth, or probability; as, extravagance of expression or description.
  3. Excess of affection, passion or appetite; as, extravagance of love, anger, hatred, or hunger.
  4. Excess in expenditures of property; the expending of money without necessity, or beyond what is reasonable or proper; dissipation. The income of three dukes was not enough to supply her extravagance. Arbuthnot.
  5. In general, any excess or wandering from prescribed limits; irregularity; wildness; as, the extravagance of imagination; extravagance of claims or demands.


  1. Literally, wandering beyond limits. Shak.
  2. Excessive; exceeding due bounds; unreasonable. The wishes, demands, desires and passions of men are often extravagant.
  3. Irregular; wild; not within ordinary limits of truth or probability, or other usual bounds; as, extravagant flights of fancy. There is something nobly wild and extravagant in great geniuses. Addison.
  4. Exceeding necessity or propriety; wasteful; prodigal; as, extravagant expenses; an extravagant mode of living.
  5. Prodigal; profuse in expenses; as, an extravagant man. He that is extravagant will quickly become poor, and poverty will enforce dependence, and invite corruption. Rambler.


One who is confined to no general rule. L'Estrange.


  1. In an extravagant manner; wildly; not within the limits of truth or probability. Men often write and talk extravagantly.
  2. Unreasonably; excessively. It is prudent not to praise or censure extravagantly.
  3. In a manner to use property without necessity or propriety, or to no good purpose; expensively, or profusely to an unjustifiable degree; as, to live, eat, drink, or dress extravagantly.


Excess; extravagance. [Little used.]


In church history, certain decretal epistles, or constitutions of the popes, which were published after the Clementines, and not at first arranged and digested with the other papal constitutions. They were afterward inserted in the body of the canon law. Encyc.


To wander beyond the limits. [Not used.] Warburton.


Excess; a wandering beyond limits. Smollet.


To let out of the proper vessels, as blood.

EX-TRAV'A-SA-TED, a. [L. extra and vasa, vessels.]

Forced or let out of its proper vessels; as, extravasated blood. Arbuthnot.


Escaping from the proper vessels.


The act of forcing or letting out of its proper vessels or ducts, as a fluid; the state of being forced or let out of its containing vessels; effusion; as, an extravasation of blood after a rupture of the vessels.


Being out of the proper vessels. Lawrence.

EX-TRAV-E'NATE, a. [L. extra and vena, vein.]

Let out of the veins. [Not in use.] Glanville.

EX-TRA-VER-SION, n. [L. extra and versio, a turning.]

The act of throwing out; the state of being turned or thrown out. [Little used.] Boyle.


Extraction. [Obs.] Spenser.

EX-TREME, a. [L. extremus, last.]

  1. Outermost; utmost; furthest; at the utmost point, edge or border; as, the extreme verge or point of a thing.
  2. Greatest; most violent; utmost; as, extreme pain, grief or suffering; extreme joy or pleasure.
  3. Last; beyond which there is none; as, an extreme remedy.
  4. Utmost; worst or best that can exist or be supposed; as, an extreme case.
  5. Most pressing; as, extreme necessity. Extreme unction, among the Romanists, is the anointing of a sick person with oil, when decrepit with age or affected with some mortal disease, and usually just before death. It is applied to the eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth, hands, feet and reins of penitents, and is supposed to represent the grace of God poured into the soul. Encyc. Extreme and mean proportion, in geometry, is when a line is so divided, that the whole line is to the greater segment, as that segment is to the less; or when a line is so divided, that the rectangle under the whole line and the lesser segment is equal to the square of the greater segment. Euclid.


  1. The utmost point or verge of a thing; that part which terminates a body; extremity.
  2. Utmost point; furthest degree; as, the extremes of heat and cold; the extremes of virtue and vice. Avoid extremes. Extremes naturally beget each other. There is a natural progression from the extreme of anarchy to the extreme of tyranny. Washington.
  3. In logic, the extremes, or extreme terms of a syllogism are the predicate and subject. Thus, “Man is an animal; Peter is a man, therefore Peter is an animal;” the word animal is the greater extreme, Peter the less extreme, and man the medium. Encyc.
  4. In mathematics, the extremes are the first and last terms of a proportion; as, when three magnitudes are proportional, the rectangle contained by the extremes is equal to the square of the mean. Euclid.


Having no extremes, or extremities; infinite.