Meaning of EXTENSIVE in English


/ ɪkˈstensɪv; NAmE / adjective


covering a large area; great in amount :

The house has extensive grounds.

The fire caused extensive damage.

She suffered extensive injuries in the accident.

Extensive repair work is being carried out.

an extensive range of wines


including or dealing with a wide range of information

SYN far-reaching :

Extensive research has been done into this disease.

His knowledge of music is extensive.

►  ex·ten·sive·ly adverb :

a spice used extensively in Eastern cooking

She has travelled extensively.



late Middle English : from French extensif , -ive or late Latin extensivus , from extens- stretched out, from the verb extendere , from ex- out + tendere stretch.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.