drastic

[ dras-tik ]
/ ˈdræs tɪk /

adjective

acting with force or violence; violent.
extremely severe or extensive: a drastic tax-reduction measure.

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Origin of drastic

1685–95; < Greek drastikós active, equivalent to drast(ós) (verbal adjective of drân to do) + -ikos -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM drastic

dras·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for drastically

drastic
/ (ˈdræstɪk) /

adjective

extreme or forceful; severe

Derived forms of drastic

drastically, adverb

Word Origin for drastic

C17: from Greek drastikos, from dran to do, act
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