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Definition 1: an external body part that projects from the body - [noun denoting body]

Samples where extremity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is important to keep the extremities warm

Synonyms for extremity in the sense of this definition

(extremity is a kind of ...) any body part visible externally

(... is a kind of extremity ) either of the first pair of fang-like appendages near the mouth of an arachnid; often modified for grasping and piercing

(... is a kind of extremity ) one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper

(... is a kind of extremity ) one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming

(... is a kind of extremity ) organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals

(... is a kind of extremity ) one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing

(... is a kind of extremity ) a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

(... is a kind of extremity ) an appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs

(... is a kind of extremity ) any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding

(... is a kind of extremity ) a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates

Definition 2: that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso - [noun denoting body]

(extremity is a kind of ...) any body part visible externally

(... is a kind of extremity ) the extremity of the limb in vertebrates

(... is a kind of extremity ) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

"he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

(... is a kind of extremity ) any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

"her fingers were long and thin"

(... is a kind of extremity ) one of the digits of the foot

(... is part of extremity) one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper

Definition 3: the outermost or farthest region or point - [noun denoting location]

(extremity is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

(... is a kind of extremity ) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

(... is a kind of extremity ) either extremity of something that has length

"the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line" "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

(... is a kind of extremity ) the point located farthest from the middle of something

(... is a kind of extremity ) as far as something can go

Definition 4: the greatest or utmost degree - [noun denoting state]

Samples where extremity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the extremity of despair

(extremity is a kind of ...) the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance

"the ultimacy of these social values"

Definition 5: an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease) - [noun denoting state]

(extremity is a kind of ...) a state of misfortune or affliction

"debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity" "a life of hardship"

(... is a kind of extremity ) the final extremity (however unpleasant it may be)

"he was determined to fight to the bitter end"

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