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ex•tor•tion•ate



Pronunciation: (ik-stôr'shu-nit), [key]
adj.
1. grossly excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices.
2. characterized by extortion, as persons: extortionate moneylenders.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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