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Other Extemporize Definition

[v] perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"
[v] manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand; "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"

Misc. Definitions

\Ex*tem"po*rize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Extemporized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Extemporizing}.] To speak extempore; especially, to discourse without special preparation; to make an offhand address.
\Ex*tem"po*rize\, v. t. To do, make, or utter extempore or off-hand; to prepare in great haste, under urgent necessity, or with scanty or unsuitable materials; as, to extemporize a dinner, a costume, etc. Themistocles . . . was of all men the best able to extemporize the right thing to be done. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). Pitt, of whom it was said that he could extemporize a Queen's speech --Lord Campbell.

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