ul·​tra·​rad·​i·​cal | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈra-di-kəl How to pronounce ultraradical (audio) \

Definition of ultraradical

: extremely radical: such as
a : 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
b 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

First Known Use of ultraradical

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Ultraradical.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultraradical. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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