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

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 9 Dec. 2022.

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