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dras·tic

 (drăs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Extreme in effect; severe or radical: the drastic measure of amputating the entire leg; drastic social change brought about by the French Revolution.
2. Acting rapidly or violently: a drastic emetic.

[Greek drastikos, active, from drastos, to be done, from drān, to do.]

dras′ti·cal·ly adv.

drastic

(ˈdræstɪk)
adj
extreme or forceful; severe
[C17: from Greek drastikos, from dran to do, act]
ˈdrastically adv

dras•tic

(ˈdræs tɪk)

adj.
1. acting with force or violence; violent.
2. extremely severe or extensive: drastic cuts in spending.
[1685–95; < Greek drastikós efficient, drastic]
dras′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drastic - forceful and extreme and rigorous; "drastic measures"
forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"

drastic

adjective extreme, strong, radical, desperate, severe, harsh, dire, forceful Drastic measures are needed.
Translations
شَديد، عَنيف، بالِغ التَّأثيرعَنيف
drastický
drastisk
äärimmäinenjyrkkäradikaali
drastičan
drasztikus
harkalegur, róttækur
思い切った
과감한
radikaliairadikalus
krassradikāls
drastický
drastičen
drastisk
รุนแรงมาก
mạnh mẽ

drastic

[ˈdræstɪk] ADJ [measures, change, reduction] → drástico; [effect] → notorio
to take drastic actiontomar medidas drásticas

drastic

[ˈdræstɪk] adj
(= radical) [measures] → draconien(ne)
to take drastic action → prendre des mesures énergiques
[change, effect] → significatif/ive

drastic

adjdrastisch; solutionradikal, drastisch; consequencesschwerwiegend, schwer wiegend; surgeryradikal; change, reformeinschneidend, radikal; improvementeinschneidend; to make drastic changes in somethingetw radikal ändern; to take drastic action or measuresdrastische Maßnahmen ergreifen

drastic

[ˈdræstɪk] adjdrastico/a

drastic

(ˈdrӕstik) adjective
violent, severe and having a wide effect. At this point they decided to take drastic action.
ˈdrastically adverb

drastic

عَنيف drastický drastisk drastisch δραστικός drástico jyrkkä radical drastičan drastico 思い切った 과감한 drastisch drastisk drastyczny drástico радикальный drastisk รุนแรงมาก zorlayıcı mạnh mẽ 迅猛的

drastic

a. drástico-a;
___ therapytratamiento ___.
References in classic literature ?
Wrench did not neglect sending the usual white parcels, which this time had black and drastic contents.
For the ape- man they found more drastic measures would be necessary.
Yes, for over two hundred years no man crossed 30d to 175d and lived to tell his story--not until chance drew me across and back again, and public opinion, revolting at last against the drastic regulations of our long-dead forbears, demanded that my story be given to the world, and that the narrow interdict which commanded peace, prosperity, and happiness to halt at 30d and 175d be removed forever.
She was incapable of making drastic changes, of tearing herself from anyone to whom she was tied by habit and affection--no matter how bitterly the mood of the moment might demand it.
Many efforts were made during this period to organize the perishing farmer class into a political party, the aim of which was destroy the trusts and corporations by drastic legislation.
So, at the time of his Patagonian fever, the very thought of so drastic a remedy was sufficient to cure him.
Being a microcosm himself, he discovers -- and it is a true discovery, and he is the man to make it -- that the world has been eating green apples; to his eyes, in fact, the globe itself is a great green apple, which there is danger awful to think of that the children of men will nibble before it is ripe; and straightway his drastic philanthropy seeks out the Esquimau and the Patagonian, and embraces the populous Indian and Chinese villages; and thus, by a few years of philanthropic activity, the powers in the meanwhile using him for their own ends, no doubt, he cures himself of his dyspepsia, the globe acquires a faint blush on one or both of its cheeks, as if it were beginning to be ripe, and life loses its crudity and is once more sweet and wholesome to live.
New Delhi [India], Sep 4 ( ANI ): He is known for making some drastic hair moves and for the latest one, Zayn Malik has gone bald.
What do you think of Mama June's drastic weight loss and slimmer figure?
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that he has planned jail reforms and reforms in police for which drastic measure would be made.
Sarah resorts to drastic action an attempt to escape the party, and ends up in hospital with