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English adjective: extensive

1. extensive large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity


SamplesAn extensive Roman settlement in northwest England.
Extended farm lands.
Surgeons with extended experience.
They suffered extensive damage.


Synonymsextended


Similarbig, large


Antonymslittle, small

2. extensive broad in scope or content


SamplesAcross-the-board pay increases.
An all-embracing definition.
Blanket sanctions against human-rights violators.
An invention with broad applications.
A panoptic study of Soviet nationality.
Granted him wide powers.


Synonymsacross-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, panoptic, wide


Similarcomprehensive


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive

3. extensive of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor


SamplesProducing wheat under extensive conditions.
Agriculture of the extensive type.


Antonymsintensive









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