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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drastic  \Dras"tic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to  do  act:  cf  F. 
  drastique  See  {Drama}.]  (Med.) 
  Acting  rapidly  and  violently;  efficacious;  powerful;  -- 
  opposed  to  {bland};  as  drastic  purgatives.  --  n.  (Med.)  A 
  violent  purgative.  See  {Cathartic}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drastic 
  adj  :  forceful  and  extreme  and  rigorous;  "drastic  measures" 




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