drastically

adverb
dras·​ti·​cal·​ly | \ ˈdra-sti-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce drastically (audio) \

Definition of drastically

: 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

First Known Use of drastically

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Drastically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drastically. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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