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English definition of “expensively”


adverb     /ɪkˈspensɪvli/
for a lot of money: The present system delivers services poorly and expensively.expensively priced/produced/dressed It is hard to sell expensively priced clean technology vehicles in countries with no emissions controls.
(Definition of expensively adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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