the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adj. Acting rapidly and violently; efficacious; powerful; -- opposed to bland.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
Effective; efficacious; powerful; acting with force or violence; vigorous: as, a drastic cathartic. Compare cathartic, adjective
n. A medicine which speedily and effectually purges.
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adj. forceful and extreme and rigorous
"He also blames the so-called quantitative easing monetary policies in countries like the United States for causing what he describes as "drastic fluctuations" in currency exchange rates and commodity prices."
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