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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Extremity \Ex*trem"i*ty\, n.; pl. Extremities. [L. extremitas: cf. F. extr['e]mit['e].] 1. The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country. [1913 Webster] They sent fleets . . . to the extremities of Ethiopia. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man. [1913 Webster] 3. The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form. "The extremity of bodily pain." --Ray. [1913 Webster] 4. The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity. [1913 Webster] Divers evils and extremities that follow upon such a compulsion shall here be set in view. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Upon mere extremity he summoned this last Parliament. --Milton. Syn: Verge; border; extreme; end; termination. [1913 Webster]