drastic UK US /ˈdræstɪk/ adjective
severe and sudden, or having very noticeable effects: »

He is not under pressure from his own electorate to do anything drastic.


a drastic decline/drop/reduction in sth

take drastic action/measures/steps »

The company is taking drastic action to reduce its debt by $14.3 billion.


drastic changes/cuts in sth

drastically adverb

The manufacturer will also report drastically reduced turnover of £3.5m in the year to this month.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • drastically — adv. Drastically is used with these adjectives: ↑different, ↑wrong Drastically is used with these verbs: ↑alter, ↑change, ↑curb, ↑curtail, ↑cut, ↑decline, ↑decrease, ↑drop, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • drastically — adverb a) In a drastic manner. Extremely. Lisa always wore shorts and a T shirt, which clashed drastically with her brothers thick winter coat. b) Using drastic or severe measures …   Wiktionary

  • drastically — drastic ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a strong or far reaching effect. DERIVATIVES drastically adverb. ORIGIN Greek drastikos, from dran do …   English terms dictionary

  • drastically — adverb see drastic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drastically — See drastic. * * * …   Universalium

  • drastically — adv. intensely, in an extreme manner, severely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drastically — dras·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • drastically — See: drastic …   English dictionary

  • drastically — adverb in a drastic manner (Freq. 3) • Derived from adjective: ↑drastic …   Useful english dictionary

  • drastic — drastically, adv. /dras tik/, adj. 1. acting with force or violence; violent. 2. extremely severe or extensive: a drastic tax reduction measure. [1685 95; < Gk drastikós active, equiv. to drast(ós) (verbal adj. of drân to do) + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

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