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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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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.