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Definition of extortionate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

extortionate

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstɔːʃənət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstɔːrʃənət//
 
(rather informal, disapproving)
 
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(of prices, etc.) much too high synonym excessive, outrageous They are offering loans at extortionate rates of interest. The prices they charge are extortionate.
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