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extensive

ex·ten·sive

extensive

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk sten sihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having great reach or extension.
Chile has an extensive border with Argentina.Britain had extensive influence over the entire Indian subcontinent.The professor's knowledge of her subject is remarkably extensive.
 
synonyms:
extended, far-reaching, sweeping, wide, widespread
similar words:
broad, expansive, far-flung
definition 2: very large in quantity or size.
The company has extensive property holdings in the downtown area.The museum has an extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts.
synonyms:
immense, vast
similar words:
capacious, considerable, copious, great, large, substantial
definition 3: thorough or full.
These claims are based on extensive research into the safety and efficacy of the drug.
synonyms:
comprehensive, exhaustive, thoroughgoing
similar words:
complete, full, global, inclusive, thorough, vast
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derivations: extensively (adv.), extensiveness (n.)