[ UK /ɛkstˈɛnsɪv/ ]
[ US /ɪkˈstɛnsɪv/ ]
  1. large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
    extended farm lands
    they suffered extensive damage
    surgeons with extended experience
    an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England
  2. broad in scope or content
    an invention with broad applications
    granted him wide powers
    an all-embracing definition
    a panoptic study of Soviet nationality
    blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    across-the-board pay increases
  3. of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor
    producing wheat under extensive conditions
    agriculture of the extensive type
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How To Use extensive In A Sentence

  • She would have taken a great deal of trouble that her daughters might not be a flounce behind the fashions, and was so far-seeing in her motherly anxieties, that she junketed herself and Major Buller to many an entertainment, where they were bored for their pains, that the extensive acquaintance might ensure to the girls partners, both for balls and for life when they came to require them. Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls
  • He first constructed a horizontal wheel that he named a Danaide, and later devised another, the Vortex Water Wheel, which he patented in July 1850 and which came to be used extensively.
  • Part 6 of the Shadow of the Bat (27: 00) takes another thoroughly extensive featurette that concentrates on dissecting the "toyetic" nature of DVD Talk
  • Based on the available methods, this paper devoted to more extensive researches of reliability methods and reliability growth methods. The main innovations are listed as follows.
  • Outdoor or extensively reared pigs that may be exposed to wildlife are at a greater risk of contracting trichinellosis from wildlife sources (6). ThePigSite - Global Pig Industry News Feeds
  • The powers of the administrative receiver are extensive and he will have complete control over the management of the company.
  • In it, Bradley said the prosecution's claim that Anthony had conducted extensive searches for the word "chloroform" had been based on inaccurate data. Casey Anthony Trial Witness John Bradley Backtracks After Blasting Prosecutors (VIDEO)
  • The demand for land focused hostile attention upon the graziers, who reared cattle and sheep commercially on extensive pastoral holdings.
  • He was thus involved in extensive travelling throughout the District, addressing meetings of branches, trade unions and co-operative societies.
  • Cultural theorist Charles Mudede has written extensively on pop music, specifically hiphop.
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