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Use extreme caution when driving in wet conditions.
Will the clothing give protection against extreme cold?
extreme right-wing views
an extreme liberal
Their demands were seen as being too extreme.
It seemed a little extreme to call the police.
In extreme cases, your membership may be canceled.
This city’s problems offer an extreme example of the difficulties faced by the country as a whole.
The wooden buildings are situated at the extreme tip of the island.
The minister is on the extreme left of the picture.
This is the American English definition of extreme. View British English definition of extreme.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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