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English noun: extremity

1. extremity (body) an external body part that projects from the body

SamplesIt is important to keep the extremities warm.

Synonymsappendage, member

Broader (hypernym)external body part

Narrower (hyponym)chela, chelicera, claw, dactyl, digit, fang, fin, limb, mouthpart, nipper, parapodium, pincer, pleopod, swimmeret

2. extremity (state) an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)

Broader (hypernym)adversity, hard knocks, hardship

Narrower (hyponym)bitter end

3. extremity (state) the greatest or utmost degree

SamplesThe extremity of despair.

Broader (hypernym)ultimacy, ultimateness

4. extremity (location) the outermost or farthest region or point

Broader (hypernym)part, region

Narrower (hyponym)bound, boundary, bounds, end, extreme, extreme point, extremum, limit, terminal

5. extremity (body) that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

Broader (hypernym)external body part

Narrower (hyponym)finger, hand, manus, mitt, paw, pedal extremity, toe, vertebrate foot

Part meronymlimb

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