[ ik-stawr-shuh-nit ]
/ ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪt /
grossly excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices.
characterized by extortion, as persons: extortionate moneylenders.
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OTHER WORDS FROM extortionateex·tor·tion·ate·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for extortionately
/ (ɪkˈstɔːʃənɪt) /
(of prices, etc) excessive; exorbitant
(of persons) using extortion
Derived forms of extortionateextortionately, adverb
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