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Definition of extortionate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    extortionate

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪkˈstɔrʃənət//
     
    (disapproving)
     
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  1. 1(of prices, etc.) much too high synonym excessive, outrageous
  2. 2 They are offering loans at extortionate rates of interest. The prices they charge are extortionate.
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adverb extortionately priced
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