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"drastic" in British English

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drasticadjective

uk   us   /ˈdræs.tɪk/
drastically
adverb uk   us   /-tɪ.kəl.i/
C1 Our ​budget has been drastically ​reduced.
(Definition of drastic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drastic" in American English

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drasticadjective

 us   /ˈdræs·tɪk/
(of a ​change) ​severe and ​sudden; ​extreme: In the ​desert there’s a drastic ​change in ​temperature from ​day to ​night.
drastically
adverb  us   /ˈdræs·tɪk·li/
Our ​liveschanged drastically when ​daddied and we had to move.
(Definition of drastic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"drastic" in Business English

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drasticadjective

uk   us   /ˈdræstɪk/
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 sthtake drastic action/measures/steps The ​company is taking drastic ​action to ​reduce its ​debt by $14.3 ​billion. drastic ​changes/​cuts in sth
drastically
adverb
The ​manufacturer will also ​report drastically ​reducedturnover of £3.5m in the ​year to this month.
(Definition of drastic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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