Definition of drastic
- a drastic purgative
- drastic measures
- made drastic changes
The situation calls for drastic measures.
Maybe we should try something less drastic first.
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First Known Use: circa 1691See Words from the same year
: extreme in effect or action : severe or serious
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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