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extensively

[ ik-sten-siv-lee ]
/ ɪkˈstɛn sɪv li /
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adverb

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.

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Origin of extensively

OTHER WORDS FROM extensively

non·ex·ten·sive·ly, adverbpre·ex·ten·sive·ly, adverb
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