View definitions for extremity
noun as in ultimate; limit
Lack of proper protection from the cold can lead to frostbite, which is inherently more common in your extremities.
Though the notion that we lose half our body heat through the head might be a medical myth, wearing a hat does help retain heat and protect our extremities such as the ears, which are sure to suffer first when it comes to the cold.
That means he or she kept pumping blood to the extremities and didn’t get enough to the brain.
When the weather turns and the wind picks up, our bodies' extremities are the first to feel the chill.
The new study also linked the extremity of that heat wave to climate change.
“A lot of extremity you see in YA is merely attempting to capture the intensity” of being a teen, Lorentz says.
“It is not implausible that a greater proportion of torso and extremity fat may protect against injury,” the report said.
To do so missing an extremity is astonishing—and an inspiration.
It is an important advance when the branching lines are set in a bunch-like arrangement at the extremity of the arm-line.
The next day, we rounded the north extremity of the Cumberland Islands.
It lives in the large intestine, especially the cecum, with its slender extremity embedded in the mucous membrane.
It kept as far as possible from the fort, and cast anchor at the most outward extremity of the bay.
Near the western extremity of the Island of Cuba, on the southern coast, is found one of the finest tobaccos in the world.
On this page you'll find 131 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to extremity, such as: terminus, acme, acuteness, adversity, apex, and apogee.
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