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extortionate

[ik-stawr-shuh-nit] /ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪt/
adjective
1.
grossly excessive; exorbitant:
extortionate prices.
2.
characterized by extortion, as persons:
extortionate moneylenders.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; extortion + -ate1
Related forms
extortionately, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for extortionately

extortionate

/ɪkˈstɔːʃənɪt/
adjective
1.
(of prices, etc) excessive; exorbitant
2.
(of persons) using extortion
Derived Forms
extortionately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for extortionately

extortionate

adj.

1789, from extortion + -ate.

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