"in extremis" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term in extremis mean?

"In extremis" is a Latin term that translates to "in extreme circumstances" or "at the point of death." It refers to a critical or desperate situation, often indicating that someone is in a life-threatening condition or nearing death.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "in extremis":
  • The paramedics arrived just in time to provide life-saving treatment to the patient who was in extremis.
  • The climbers found themselves trapped on the mountain peak, battling harsh weather conditions and dwindling supplies, in extremis.
  • Despite being in extremis, the patient displayed remarkable strength and resilience, fighting against all odds to survive.
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