- grossly excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices.
- characterized by extortion, as persons: extortionate moneylenders.
Origin of extortionate
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- (of prices, etc) excessive; exorbitant
- (of persons) using extortion
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Word Origin and History for extortionately
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