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Meaning of extortionate

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.
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