extortionate

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adjective ex·tor·tion·ate \ik-ˈstȯr-sh(ə-)nət\

Definition of extortionate

  1. 1 :  characterized by extortion

  2. 2 :  excessive, exorbitant extortionate prices

extortionately

adverb

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First Known Use of extortionate

1747


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