Drastic

  • 1 drastic — DRÁSTIC, Ă, drastici, ce, adj. Foarte aspru, foarte energic; brutal, violent, vehement. ♦ (Despre remedii medicale) Cu efect puternic şi rapid. – Din fr. drastique. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  DRÁSTIC adj. 1. v. aspru. 2.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 drastic — UK US /ˈdræstɪk/ adjective ► severe and sudden, or having very noticeable effects: »He is not under pressure from his own electorate to do anything drastic. »a drastic decline/drop/reduction in sth take drastic action/measures/steps »The company… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Drastic — Dras tic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to do, act: cf. F. drastique. See {Drama}.] (Med.) Acting rapidly and violently; efficacious; powerful; opposed to {bland}; as, drastic purgatives. n. (Med.) A violent purgative. See {Cathartic}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 drastic — I adjective acting with force, desperate, dire, exceeding, excessive, extreme, fanatic, fanatical, forceful, harsh, immoderate, improper, inordinate, intemperate, intense, outrageous, powerful, radical, severe, strict, strong, undue, unmitigated …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 drastic — 1690s, originally medical, forceful, vigorous, especially in effect on bowels, from Gk. drastikos effective, efficacious; active, violent, from drasteon (thing) to be done, from dran to do, act, perform. Sense of extreme, severe is first recorded …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 drastic — [adj] severe, extreme desperate, dire, exorbitant, extravagant, forceful, harsh, immoderate, radical, strong; concepts 537,569 Ant. calm, collected, easy, mild …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 drastic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a strong or far reaching effect. DERIVATIVES drastically adverb. ORIGIN Greek drastikos, from dran do …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 drastic — [dras′tik] adj. [Gr drastikos, active < dran, to do: see DRAMA] acting with force; having a strong or violent effect; severe; harsh; extreme drastically adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 drastic — 01. We are going to have to make some [drastic] changes in this company if we want to keep from going bankrupt. 02. Henry s life changed [drastically] when he lost all his money on the stock market. 03. This company is in deep financial trouble,… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 drastic — [[t]dræ̱stɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you have to take drastic action in order to solve a problem, you have to do something extreme and basic to solve it. Drastic measures are needed to clean up the profession... He s not going to do anything… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 drastic — dras|tic [ˈdræstık] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Greek; Origin: drastikos, from dran to do ] extreme and sudden drastic action/measures ▪ NATO threatened drastic action if its terms were not met. ▪ drastic cuts in government spending ▪ Drastic changes …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 drastic — dras|tic [ dræstık ] adjective a drastic action or change has a very big effect: Scientists have warned that cases of food poisoning will increase unless drastic action is taken. The company will be taking drastic measures to reduce its debt. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 drastic — adjective Etymology: Greek drastikos, from dran to do Date: circa 1691 1. acting rapidly or violently < a drastic purgative > 2. extreme in effect or action ; severe < drastic measures > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 drastic — UK [ˈdræstɪk] / US adjective a drastic action or change has a very big effect The company will be taking drastic measures to reduce its debt. Derived word: drastically UK [ˈdræstɪklɪ] / US adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 15 drastic — dras•tic [[t]ˈdræs tɪk[/t]] adj. 1) acting with force or violence; violent 2) extremely severe or extensive: drastic cuts in spending[/ex] • Etymology: 1685–95; < Gk drastikós efficient, drastic dras′ti•cal•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 drastic — drastically, adv. /dras tik/, adj. 1. acting with force or violence; violent. 2. extremely severe or extensive: a drastic tax reduction measure. [1685 95; < Gk drastikós active, equiv. to drast(ós) (verbal adj. of drân to do) + ikos IC] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 drastic — adjective /ˈdɹɑːs.tɪk,ˈdɹæs.tɪk/ a) Extreme, severe. If our third attempt fails, we may need drastic ideas. b) Acting rapidly or violently …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 DRASTIC — Dutch Renal Artery Stenosis Intervention Cooperative Study * * * dras·tic dras tik adj acting rapidly or violently used chiefly of purgatives dras·ti·cal·ly ti k(ə )lē adv drastic n a powerful medicinal agent esp a strong purgative * * * n. any… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 drastic — adj. Drastic is used with these nouns: ↑action, ↑change, ↑cut, ↑cutback, ↑decline, ↑decrease, ↑drop, ↑improvement, ↑increase, ↑measure, ↑move, ↑reductio …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 drastic — adjective strong, sudden, and often severe: NATO threatened more drastic action if its terms were not met. drastically / kli/ adverb: The size of the army was drastically cut …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English