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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Done or made as a final recourse, especially to prevent a crisis or disaster.

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  • adjective idiomatic final, as a last resort; done in desperation.

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  • adjective of something done as a final recourse (especially to prevent a crisis or disaster)

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