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No matter what others may want, these people want a drastic economy.

But an unspoiled boy would not have needed that drastic medicine.

He felt that the time had come for action of a quick and drastic nature.

Because of it relations with other persons undergo a drastic change.

Drastic improvements in housing, feeding, and sanitation in the towns themselves.

They suffered no drastic loss of touch with undergraduate thought and life.

Pales before the drastic preachment of the Norwich scientist.

Then we should have had a drastic representation of the depraved derelicts.

His recommendations were of a very painful and drastic character.

The moment is critical, and all depends upon your own drastic actions.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, originally medical, "forceful, vigorous, especially in effect on bowels," from Greek drastikos "effective, efficacious; active, violent," from drasteon "(thing) to be done," from dran "to do, act, perform." Sense of "extreme, severe" is first recorded 1808. Related: Drastically.

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