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Meaning of DRASTIC

Pronunciation:  'drastik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  forceful and extreme and rigorous; "drastic measures"
 

DRASTIC is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: forceful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dras"tic\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to do, act: cf. F.
drastique. See {Drama}.] (Med.)
Acting rapidly and violently; efficacious; powerful; --
opposed to {bland}; as, drastic purgatives. -- n. (Med.) A
violent purgative. See {Cathartic}.

 
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