ul·​tra·​rad·​i·​cal ˌəl-trə-ˈra-di-kəl How to pronounce ultraradical (audio)
: extremely radical: such as
: extremely far removed from what is usual or traditional
an ultraradical approach
especially : having, relating to, or being very extreme political or social views
an ultraradical group/movement
ultraradical tendencies
medical : involving complete surgical removal of organs in a cavity of the body : of or relating to surgical exenteration (see exenterate)
removal of all pelvic organs during ultraradical surgery for recurrent ovarian cancer

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultraradical was in 1820

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“Ultraradical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultraradical. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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