so as to cover a wide range or area; broadly: He reads and travels extensively and is regarded as one of the best-informed men anywhere.
in a far-reaching, comprehensive way; thoroughly: All the science departments have been extensively renovated, with new tutorial rooms and well-equipped laboratories.
at great length or in great detail:He spoke extensively about the threats his daughter faces as a transgender individual.
to a great degree or in great amounts or numbers; a lot:Although the river is used extensively by boaters, no official map has been developed to show the best places to dock, things to see, and hazards to avoid.
- non·ex·ten·sive·ly, adverb
- pre·ex·ten·sive·ly, adverb
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How to use extensively in a sentence
Yet it’s unclear how extensive or far reaching Apple’s search ambitions are.Is Apple getting real about search and about to take on Google? | Greg Sterling | August 27, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Make sure it is compatible with your device, as its compatibility isn’t as extensive as that of others.Laptop docking stations that increase your connection capabilities | PopSci Commerce Team | August 25, 2020 | Popular-Science
Google’s ability to crawl billions of pages a day, its massive data centers, and its extensive computing across that data, have cemented their status as the dominant search engine and digital advertising market leader.What the commoditization of search engine technology with GPT-3 means for Google and SEO | Manick Bhan | August 21, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Even before the pandemic, Brazil had begun creating an extensive data-collection and surveillance infrastructure.
It was developed by designers with extensive experience in arena design and development.
The Atlantic has reported extensively on the at least $600 million Amazon stands to be paid for handling CIA data.
That side is volunteering extensively in his hometown of Flint, and recently, pastoring Charity United Methodist Church.
Pictures of his bruises and cuts are also being shared extensively on social media and smartphones.
I spoke with Leigh Cowart, a journalist that has written extensively on the traumatic effects of combat sports.The MMA Fighters Have Gone Crazy: ‘Mayhem’ Miller the Latest in a Long Line of Psycho Pugilists | Robert Silverman | October 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unlike many of those stoic audiences, Meerson has traveled extensively.
Potatoes also are extensively planted, and I never saw a more vigorous growth.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Beggars are not abundant; but women are required to labor quite extensively in the fields.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Snuff is very extensively used in the mills and factories of Lancashire.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
In 1682, tobacco had been grown so extensively in Virginia that the price of tobacco on the London market had declined rapidly.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
It is extensively used in the manufacture of cigars, and on the continent it frequently realizes as much as 5s.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.