extreme

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɪkˈstɹiːm/
  • SAMPA: /Ik"stri:m/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
extreme

Comparative
more extreme

Superlative
most extreme

  1. If something is extreme it is very different from normal.
    This disease usually causes mild illness, but in exteme cases can cause death.
    Few animals can live in the extreme cold of the far north.

Noun[change]

Singular
extreme

Plural
extremes

  1. An extreme is a situation or idea taken to its limit, especially with two opposites.
    When there is a crime, you have a range of choices. At one extreme you can do nothing. A the other extreme, you can kill the person.