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Use extreme caution when driving in wet conditions.
Will the clothing give protection against extreme cold?
extreme right-wing views
Their demands were seen as being too extreme.
It seemed a bit extreme to call the police.
In extreme cases, your membership may be cancelled.
This city's problems offer an extreme example of the difficulties faced by the country as a whole.
The police were accused of using extreme violence against the protesters.
The wooden buildings are situated at the extreme tip of the island.
The minister is on the extreme left of the picture.
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American English version of definition of extreme
a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a sweet hard biscuit in the shape of a tube, flavoured with ginger
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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Definition of extreme from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.