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adjective extensive pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈstensɪv/
  1. 1
    very large in amount or degree
    The accident caused extensive damage to both cars.
    the restaurant’s extensive wine list
  2. 2
    involving a lot of details and information
    She has an extensive knowledge of art history.
    Scientists have conducted extensive research into the causes of cancer.
  3. 3
    spreading over a large area
    the hotel’s extensive grounds
    He suffered a broken wrist and extensive bruising.
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extensively

 extensive pronunciation in British English adverb
The building was extensively damaged by fire.

extensiveness

noun [uncountable]
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