extensive

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adjective ex·ten·sive \ik-ˈsten(t)-siv\

Definition of extensive

  1. 1 :  having wide or considerable extent extensive reading

  2. 2 :  extensional

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or constituting farming in which large areas of land are utilized with minimum outlay and labor

extensively

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extensiveness

noun

Examples of extensive in a Sentence

  1. The storm caused extensive damage.

  2. an extensive series of tests

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First Known Use of extensive

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EXTENSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective ex·ten·sive \ik-ˈsten(t)-siv\

Definition of extensive for English Language Learners

  • : large in size or amount : very full or complete


EXTENSIVE Defined for Kids

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adjective ex·ten·sive \ik-ˈsten-siv\

Definition of extensive for Students

  1. :  including or affecting many things The storm caused extensive damage.



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