Definitions for drasticˈdræs tɪk

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  1. drastic(adj)

    forceful and extreme and rigorous

    "drastic measures"

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  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

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  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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