DRUGS ETC[C]›the act of taking away something that is illegal, for exampledrugs, by someone in authority: a seizure of heroinTaking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,