Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Extravaganza noun [ Extravagance with an Italian ending: confer Italian stravaganza .]
1. A composition, as in music, or in the drama, designed to produce effect by its wild irregularity; esp., a musical caricature. 2. An extravagant flight of sentiment or language.
Extravagate intransitive verb
[ Prefix extra-
+ Latin vagatus
, past participle of vagari
to rove. See Extravagant
.] To rove. Bp. Warburton.
Extravagation noun A wandering beyond limits; excess. [ Obsolete] Smollett.
Extravasate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Extravasated
; present participle & verbal noun Extravasating
.] [ Prefix extra-
+ Latin vas
vessel: confer French extravaser
. See Vase
.] To force or let out of the proper vessels or arteries, as blood.
Extravasate intransitive verb
[ See Extravasate
, transitive verb
] (Physiol.) To pass by infiltration or effusion from the normal channel, such as a blood vessel or a lymphatic, into the surrounding tissue; -- said of blood, lymph, etc.
Extravasation noun [ Confer French extravasation .] The act of forcing or letting out of its proper vessels or ducts, as a fluid; effusion; as, an extravasation of blood after a rupture of the vessels.
Extravasation noun (Geol.) The issue of lava and other volcanic products from the earth.
Extravascular adjective (Anat.) (a) Outside the vessels; -- said of the substance of all the tissues. (b) Destitute of vessels; non-vascular.
Extravenate adjective [ Prefix extra- + Latin vena vein.] Let out of the veins. [ Obsolete] " Extravenate blood." Glanvill.
Extraversion noun [ Prefix extra- + Latin vertere , versum , to turn: confer French extraversion .] The act of throwing out; the state of being turned or thrown out. [ Obsolete] Boyle.
[ See Estreat
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
[ Latin extremus
, superl. of exter
, on the outside, outward: confer French extrême
. See Exterior
.] 1. At the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit. 2. Last; final; conclusive; -- said of time; as, the extreme hour of life. 3. The best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly.
rapidity." Sir W. Scott.
Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire. Shak. 4. Radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions.
The Puritans or extreme Protestants. Gladstone. 5. (Mus.) Extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth. Extreme and mean ratio (Geom.)
, the relation of a line and its segments when the line is so divided that the whole is to the greater segment is to the less.
-- Extreme distance
. (Paint.) See Distance ., noun , 6.
-- Extreme unction
. See under Unction .
» Although this adjective, being superlative in signification, is not properly subject to comparison, the superlative form not unfrequently occurs, especially in the older writers. "Tried in his extremest
of evils." Bacon.
verge of the swift brook." Shak.
"The sea's extremest
Extreme noun 1. The utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity. 2. Utmost limit or degree that is supposable or tolerable; hence, furthest degree; any undue departure from the mean; -- often in the plural: things at an extreme distance from each other, the most widely different states, etc.; as, extremes of heat and cold, of virtue and vice; extremes meet.
His parsimony went to the extreme of meanness. Bancroft. 3. An extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc.
"Resolute in most extremes
." Shak. 4. (Logic) Either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them. 5. (Math.) The first or the last term of a proportion or series. In the extreme as much as possible.
"The position of the Port was difficult in the extreme
." J. P. Peters.
Extremeless adjective Having no extremes; infinite.
Extremely adverb In an extreme manner or state; in the utmost degree; to the utmost point; exceedingly; as, extremely hot or cold.
Extremist noun A supporter of extreme doctrines or practice; one who holds extreme opinions.
; plural Extremities
[ Latin extremitas
: confer French extrémité
.] 1. The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country.
They sent fleets . . . to the extremities of Ethiopia. Arbuthnot. 2. (Zoology) One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man. 3. The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form.
of bodily pain." Ray. 4. The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity.
Divers evils and extremities that follow upon such a compulsion shall here be set in view. Milton.
Upon mere extremity he summoned this last Parliament. Milton. Syn.
-- Verge; border; extreme; end; termination.
Extricable adjective Capable of being extricated. Sir W. Jones.
(ĕks"trĭ*kāt) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Extricated
(- kā`tĕd); present participle & verbal noun Extricating
(-kā`tĭng).] [ Latin extricatus
, past participle of extricare
to extricate; ex
out + tricae
trifles, impediments, perplexities. Confer Intricate
.] 1. To free, as from difficulties or perplexities; to disentangle; to disembarrass; as, to extricate a person from debt, peril, etc.
We had now extricated ourselves from the various labyrinths and defiles. Eustace. 2. To cause to be emitted or evolved; as, to extricate heat or moisture. Syn.
-- To disentangle; disembarrass; disengage; relieve; evolve; set free; liberate.
1. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement. 2. The act of sending out or evolving.
[ Latin extrinsecus
on the outside + secus
otherwise, beside; akin to English second
: confer French extrinsèque
. See Exterior
.] 1. Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; -- opposed to intrinsic .
The extrinsic aids of education and of artificial culture. I. Taylor. 2. (Anat.) Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part; -- said of certain groups of muscles. Opposed to intrinsic .
Extrinsical adjective Extrinsic. -- Ex*trin"sic*al*ly adverb
Extrinsicality, Extrinsicalness noun The state or quality of being extrinsic.
[ Latin extra
on the outside + ire
, to go.] Seeking or going out after external objects.
Their natures being almost wholly extroitive . Coleridge.
Extrorsal adjective (Botany) Extrorse.
Extrorse adjective [ As if from an assumed Latin extrorsus , for extroversus ; extra on the outside + vertere , versum , to turn: confer French extrorse .] (Botany) Facing outwards, or away from the axis of growth; -- said esp. of anthers occupying the outer side of the filament.
[ See Extrorse
.] The condition of being turned wrong side out; as, extroversion of the bladder. Dunglison.
Extruct transitive verb [ Latin extructus , exstructus , past participle of extruere , exstruere , to build up; ex out + struere to build.] To construct. [ Obsolete] Byrom.
Extruction noun [ Latin exstructio .] A building up; construction. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.
Extructive adjective Constructive. [ Obsolete] Fulke.
Extructor noun [ Latin ] A builder. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Extrude transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Extruded
; present participle & verbal noun Extruding
.] [ Latin extrudere
out + trudere
to thrust, akin to English threat
. See Threat
.] To thrust out; to force, press, or push out; to expel; to drive off or away.
"Parentheses thrown into notes or extruded
to the margin." Coleridge.
Extrude transitive verb (Metallurgy) To shape or form by forcing metal heated to a semi-plastic condition through dies by the use of hydraulic power; as, extruded metal, extruded rods, extruded shapes.
Extrusion noun The act of thrusting or pushing out; a driving out; expulsion.
[ See Extrude
.] (Geol.) Forced out at the surface; as, extrusive rocks; -- contrasted with intrusive .
Extuberance noun A swelling or rising; protuberance. [ R.] Moxon.
Extuberancy noun Extuberance. [ R.]
Extuberant adjective [ Latin extuberare .] Swollen out; protuberant. [ R.] " Extuberant lips." Gayton.
Extuberate intransitive verb [ Latin extuberatus , present participle of extuberare to swell; ex out + tuber a swelling.] To swell out. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.
Extuberation noun [ Latin extuberatio .] Protuberance. [ Obsolete] Farindon.
Extumescence noun [ Latin ex . + tumescens , present participle of tumescere , incho. from tumere to swell: confer French extumescence .] A swelling or rising. [ R.] Cotgrave.
[ Latin exuberantia
: confer French exubérance
.] The state of being exuberant; an overflowing quantity; a copious or excessive production or supply; superabundance; richness; as, an exuberance of joy, of fancy, or of foliage. Syn.
-- Abundance; superabundance; excess; plenty; copiousness; profusion; richness; overflow; overgrowth; rankness; wantonness. See Abundance
Exuberancy noun Exuberance.
[ Latin exuberans
, present participle of exuberare
to be abundant; ex
to be fruitful, from uber
fruitful, fertile, uber
udder: confer French exubérant
. See Udder
.] Characterized by abundance or superabundance; plenteous; rich; overflowing; copious or excessive in production; as, exuberant goodness; an exuberant intellect; exuberant foliage.
Exuberate intransitive verb
[ Latin exuberatus
, past participle of exuberare
. See Exuberant
] To abound; to be in great abundance.
[ Obsolete] Boyle.
Exuccous adjective See Exsuccous .
Exudate transitive verb & i.
[ See Exude
.] To exude.
[ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Exudate noun A product of exudation; an exuded substance.
Exudation noun The act of exuding; sweating; a discharge of humors, moisture, juice, or gum, as through pores or incisions; also, the substance exuded.
Resins, a class of proximate principles, existing in almost all plants and appearing on the external surface of many of them in the form of exudations . Am. Cyc.