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radically

[rad-ik-lee] /ˈræd ɪk li/
adjective
1.
with regard to origin or root.
2.
in a complete or basic manner; thoroughly; fundamentally.
Origin of radically
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; radical + -ly
Related forms
nonradically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for radically

radically

/ˈrædɪkəlɪ/
adverb
1.
thoroughly; completely; fundamentally: to alter radically
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Word Origin and History for radically
adv.

c.1600, "thoroughly;" 1620s with reference to roots and origins, from radical (adj.) + -ly (2).

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