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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extensivelyadverb

    in a widespread way

    "oxidation ponds are extensively used for sewage treatment in the Midwest"


  1. extensivelyadverb

    In an extensive manner, widely.

    He has read and traveled extensively.

  2. extensivelyadverb

    To a great extent.

    He became more extensively involved than he intended.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Extensivelyadverb

    Widely; largely.

    Etymology: from extensive.

    ’Tis impossible for any to pass a right judgment concerning them, without entering into most of these circumstances, and surveying them extensively, and comparing and balancing them all aright. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.


  1. extensively

    Extensively generally means in a way that covers or affects a large area or to a great degree; broadly, thoroughly or widely. It can be used in the context of conducting a detailed or comprehensive study, research, investigation, or even using or doing something widely or broadly for some purpose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extensivelyadverb

    to a great extent; widely; largely; as, a story is extensively circulated

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extensively in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extensively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of extensively in a Sentence

  1. Deepak Pental:

    Oil and rapeseed meal of transgenic rapeseed have been consumed very extensively from 1996 onwards (outside India), if in spite of all this the material (GM mustard) is not released - that means we have fallen prey to whims and fancies of extreme ideologues.

  2. Peter Goelz:

    They talked extensively about whether we should give a random member of the flight crew... an ability to enter the cockpit, but then they decided that that was just from a security standpoint you couldn't guarantee that outsiders wouldn't learn that.

  3. Malcolm Dando:

    It's extensively used, you only need to google industrial uses of chlorine, it's extensively used industrially.

  4. Bashar Al Natoor:

    This could be another form of hybrid sukuk, for instance ijara and wakala, istisna has not been used extensively but it is something that could also be explored.

  5. Daniel Loxton:

    Loch Ness is not as big as the Himalayas, it is a finite body of water. It has been extensively scanned by sonar. It's been observed for decades. There's just really no possibility that there's a plesiosaur in Loch Ness, or even anything of comparable size.

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