Definitions for drasticˈdræs tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drastic(adj)

    forceful and extreme and rigorous

    "drastic measures"

Wiktionary

  1. drastic(Adjective)

    Extreme, severe.

    If our third attempt fails, we may need drastic ideas.

  2. drastic(Adjective)

    Acting rapidly or violently.

  3. drastic(Adjective)

    Extremely severe or extensive.

  4. Origin: δραστικός, from δρᾶσις, itself from δράω

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drastic(adj)

    acting rapidly and violently; efficacious; powerful; -- opposed to bland; as, drastic purgatives

  2. Drastic(noun)

    a violent purgative. See Cathartic

  3. Origin: [Gr. , fr. to do, act: cf. F. drastique. See Drama.]


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