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drastic

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Etymology

Ancient Greek δραστικός (drasticos), active, efficient), from δρᾶσις (drasis), strength, efficacy), itself from δράω (drao), to do)

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
drastic

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Extreme, severe.
    If our third attempt fails, we may need drastic ideas.
  2. Acting rapidly or violently.
  3. extremely severe or extensive.

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