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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.
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drastic

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

adjective extreme, strong, radical, desperate, severe, harsh, dire, forceful Drastic measures are needed.
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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
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drastic

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

[ˈdræstɪk] adjdrastico/a
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drastic

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

a. drástico-a;
___ therapytratamiento ___.
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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.
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