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1. Of or suggestive of a dragon.
2. Draconian.

[From Latin dracō, dracōn-, dragon; see dragon.]

dra·con′i·cal·ly adv.


of, like, or relating to a dragon
[C17: from Latin dracō dragon]
draˈconically adv


(dreɪˈkɒn ɪk, drə-)

of or like a dragon.
[1670–80; < Latin dracōn-, s. of dracō dragon + -ic]
dra•con′i•cal•ly, adv.
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I wonder what he'd think now: the unions crippled by draconic laws; the NHS being ripped apart by privateers whose first priority is to deliver the highest profits to its shareholders; provision for injured exservicemen being slashed; or the spectacle of a Labour Council carrying through Tory cuts without a fight.
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Johnston, a forensic archaeologist by trade, brilliantly weaves together Canadian history and speculative elements to create a propulsive plot and a thoroughly believable draconic world.
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The draconic fines and the discouragement of investments in the dirty industry and in the natural reserves are only a small link in the large chain of measures for protection of the production of healthy food, Rizaov adds.
Players are called upon to fight the Awakened's draconic army, shine light into the world's looming darkness, and set the tone for a new Age's beginning.
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