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extensive

view main entry for extensiveadjective  /ɪkˈstensɪv/
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extensively

   adverb
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extensiveness

noun [uncountable]
extensiveness noun [uncountable]Large size: size, scale, bulk, immensity, enormity, greatness, extensiveness, impressiveness, spaciousness, hugeness

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