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a. Consisting of or making up a large mass; bulky, heavy, and solid: a massive piece of furniture. See Synonyms at heavy.
b. Physics Having relatively high mass: a massive particle.
a. Large or imposing, as in quantity, scope, degree, intensity, or scale: "Local defense must be reinforced by the further deterrent of massive retaliatory power" (John Foster Dulles).
b. Large in comparison with the usual amount: a massive dose of a drug.
c. Affecting a large area of bodily tissue; widespread and severe: massive gangrene.
a. Mineralogy Lacking internal crystalline structure; amorphous.
b. Geology Without internal structure or layers and homogeneous in composition. Used of a rock.

[Middle English massif, from Old French, from masse, mass; see mass.]

mas′sive·ly adv.
mas′sive·ness n.
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Adv.1.massively - to a massive degree or in a massive manner; "tonight the haddock were shoaling massively in three hundred fathoms"
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[ˈmæsɪvlɪ] ADV [overweight] → tremendamente; [popular] → tremendamente, enormemente; [invest] → a gran escala; [increase] → enormemente
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[ˈmæsɪvli] adv
[rise, increase] → massivement
Interest rates will rise massively → Les taux d'intérêt augmenteront massivement.
[popular, important] → immensément
a massively popular game → un jeu immensément populaire
to be massively successful → remporter un succès immensemass market
modif [product, brand, paperback, car] → grand public inv; [appeal] → pour le grand publicmass marketing ncommercialisation f de massemass media npl
the mass media → les médias, les médias grand publicmass media mass-media [ˌmæsˈmɛdiə] modif [violence] → des médias; [images] → des médias; [coverage] → des médiasmass meeting nrassemblement m de massemass movement nmouvement m de massemass murder nmeurtre m de massemass murderer nmeurtrier/ière m/f de massemass-produce [ˌmæsprəˈdjuːs] vtproduire en sériemass-produced [ˈmæsprəˈdjuːst] adj [goods] → de sériemass production nproduction f de masse, production f en sériemass transit n (US) (= public transportation) → transport m en commun
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adv (= hugely) popular, expensive, increaseenorm; (= bulkily) mademassiv; a massively built manein Schrank mvon einem Mann; massively in debtenorm verschuldet; to invest/borrow massivelyriesige Summen investieren/aufnehmen
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(ˈmӕsiv) adjective
huge or heavy. a massive building; a massive burden of taxation.
ˈmassively adverb
ˈmassiveness noun
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In an office that might have been on the ground-floor of the Tower of Babel, it was so massively constructed, we were presented to our old schoolmaster; who was one of a group, composed of two or three of the busier sort of magistrates, and some visitors they had brought.
I could see even in th e dim light that the stone was massively carved, but that the carving had been much worn by time and weather.
Casaubon was altogether right, she recovered her equanimity, and was an agreeable image of serene dignity when she came into the drawing-room in her silver-gray dress--the simple lines of her dark-brown hair parted over her brow and coiled massively behind, in keeping with the entire absence from her manner and expression of all search after mere effect.
Thereafter they contented themselves with sitting massively about in corners, glowering at each other.
The birds sang delightfully; the sparkles in the fern, the grass, and trees, were exquisite to see; the richness of the woods seemed to have increased twenty-fold since yesterday, as if, in the still night when they had looked so massively hushed in sleep, Nature, through all the minute details of every wonderful leaf, had been more wakeful than usual for the glory of that day.
The heavy ends of a big black shawl thrown over her head hung massively in biblical folds.
The forms of great black trees rose massively in front of her.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asutifi North Constituency, Joseph Daha, has commended women in the Ahafo Region for contributing massively in terms of developing the region.
Photographer Danny Lawson, who got a sneak peek when he was lowered 110 metres down, described it as "massively impressive".
Werner Baumann, the CEO of Bayer, told a panel discussion at an academic business event in Cologne that the company is "massively" affected by a wave of lawsuits over an alleged carcinogenic effect of its Roundup weedkiller, Reuters' Ludwig Burger reports.
Hajiya Maryam, who received hundreds of decampees from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while in Dukku LGA, called on women and youths to vote massively for the party in the forthcoming general elections.
The government is 'massively investing' on calamity-resilient infrastructure projects across the country to prepare for natural calamities, Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured on Wednesday.

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