[ ik-stawr-shuh-nit ]
/ ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪt /
grossly excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices.
characterized by extortion, as persons: extortionate moneylenders.
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Origin of extortionate
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It was an immense monopoly, extortionately used, and it was not resigned without a struggle.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.|Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
/ (ɪkˈstɔːʃənɪt) /
(of prices, etc) excessive; exorbitant
(of persons) using extortion
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