Definitions for drastic
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forceful and extreme and rigorous
If our third attempt fails, we may need drastic ideas.
Acting rapidly or violently.
Extremely severe or extensive.
Etymology: δραστικός, from δρᾶσις, itself from δράω
DRASTIC (Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating COVID-19) is a loose collection of internet activists assembled to investigate the origins of COVID-19, in particular the lab leak theory. Composed of about 30 core members, and primarily organized through the social media website Twitter, DRASTIC was formed in February 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. DRASTIC members called for a "full and unrestricted investigation" into the origins of COVID-19, conducted independently of the World Health Organization; most scientists thought that COVID-19 likely had a natural origin, and some considered that a potential lab leak was worth investigating.Many of DRASTIC's members use pseudonyms, while identified members have backgrounds including mycology, neuroscience, and data science. Members of DRASTIC have engaged in personal attacks against virologists and epidemiologists on Twitter, falsely accusing some of working for the Chinese Communist Party.
Drastic refers to actions or situations that are severe, radical, or intense in nature. It often implies a significant or extreme change from the usual or traditional.
acting rapidly and violently; efficacious; powerful; -- opposed to bland; as, drastic purgatives
a violent purgative. See Cathartic
Etymology: [Gr. , fr. to do, act: cf. F. drastique. See Drama.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dras′tik, adj. active, powerful.—n. a medicine that purges quickly or thoroughly.—adv. Dras′tically. [Gr. drastikos—draein, to act, to do.]
The numerical value of drastic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of drastic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
We've seen a drastic, drastic increase in the use of this technology, this is an expansion of how DHS is defining detention.
The mobile and TV businesses both require a drastic overhaul, without drastic reforms such as joint ventures or alliances, they will both be in the red three years from now.
This can (and often does) lead to deep depression and a drastic reduction in quality of life.
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
Drastic times call for drastic measures so that is why we're here today.
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- dràsticCatalan, Valencian
- radikala, drastaEsperanto
- äärimmäinen, radikaali, drastinenFinnish
- drastique, draconien, énergiqueFrench
- արմատական, կտրուկ, վճռականArmenian
- глубокий, резкий, радикальный, решительный, интенсивный, невероятныйRussian
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