Extensive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstensɪv|  American pronunciation of the word extensive
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɛnsɪv|  British pronunciation of the word extensive


- large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity(syn: extended)

an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England
they suffered extensive damage

- broad in scope or content (syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, panoptic, wide)


The storm caused extensive damage.

The house stands in extensive grounds.

Fire has caused extensive damage to the island's forests.

Extensive research is being done into the connection between the disease and poor living conditions.

The exhibition has received extensive coverage in the national press.

As a student, he travelled extensively in the Middle East.

Our limits will not permit us to indulge in extensive quotation.

an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England

His schooling provided him with extensive book knowledge.

There was extensive damage to the truck's body.

Floods have caused extensive damage in the West.

...a lavish wedding entails extensive planning and often staggering expense...

...a religious bookstore with an extensive stock of devotional literature...

The material's potential was unlocked only through extensive testing.

The extensive warehouse collapsed and fell outwards with a terrific crash into the street.

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