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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: extreme /ɪkˈstriːm/ 
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  1. 1
    an opinion or way of behaving that is as different from another as it is possible to be
    at the other/opposite extreme:

    Louise goes to the gym every day. At the other extreme, her husband does absolutely no exercise at all.

    from one extreme to the other:

    When it comes to eating, I go from one extreme to the other.

    between two extremes:

    The public's views on genetic engineering seem to range between two extremes.

  2. 2
    [usually plural] a very large or very small degree of something
    extreme of:

    Extremes of temperature are not good for your skin.

    The country still contains extremes of wealth and poverty.

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