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.


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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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