Simple Definition of drastic
: extreme in effect or action : severe or serious
Examples of drastic in a sentence
The situation calls for drastic measures.
Maybe we should try something less drastic first.
Origin of drastic
Greek drastikos, from dran to do
First Known Use: circa 1691
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Medical Definition of drastic
: a powerful medicinal agent; especially : a strong purgative
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