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English definition of “extensive”

extensive

adjective     /ɪkˈsten.sɪv/
B2 covering a large area ; having a great range : a school with extensive grounds extensive repairs to the motorway Her knowledge of music is extensive (= she knows a lot about music ). The wedding received extensive coverage in the newspapers (= it was written about a lot).Big and quite bigEnormous extensively     /-li/ adverb The house was extensively rebuilt (= a large part of it was rebuilt ) after the fire . The side effects of the new drug are being extensively researched (= are being studied in detail ).Big and quite bigEnormous
(Definition of extensive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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