drastically

adverb

dras·​ti·​cal·​ly ˈdra-sti-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce drastically (audio)
: in a drastic manner : severely or seriously
The industry has changed drastically over the last 30 years.
This … car will allow you to drastically reduce the amount of time (and money) spent pumping gas …Jim Motavelli
Some of those plants … are native species present before humans drastically altered the land.Peter Del Tredici

Examples of drastically in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This system drastically reduces rainwater runoff flow into the ocean, which would be detrimental to its coral life and biodiversity. Jessica Chapel, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 June 2024 Following their respective wins, their journeys in fashion took drastically different paths. Cady Lang, TIME, 7 June 2024 Canon's latest gear announcement should appeal to drastically different audiences. Jim Fisher, PCMAG, 5 June 2024 If the leak drastically worsened in flight, the helium manifold in question would be isolated, disabling its thrusters. William Harwood, CBS News, 31 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for drastically 

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drastically was in 1850

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“Drastically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drastically. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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