Definition of extensively in US English:



  • 1In a way that covers or affects a large area.

    ‘the house was extensively damaged by the fire’
    ‘her husband traveled extensively in his job’
    • ‘The extensively used galvanized steel is durable, economical, and virtually maintenance free.’
    • ‘He married her in 1845 and they toured extensively together.’
    • ‘These cost estimates vary extensively, ranging from millions to billions of dollars annually.’
    • ‘The main building was extensively refurbished in 1986.’
    • ‘She has performed extensively in various cities throughout British Columbia.’
    • ‘The construction technique was used extensively from little shanties to small village chapels.’
    • ‘Keith travelled extensively in Scandinavia and Finland.’
    • ‘The company has been advertising extensively in Florida.’
    • ‘It was a practice that was employed extensively in the early days of Disney.’
    • ‘Three houses were extensively damaged by the fire.’
    1. 1.1 To a large or detailed degree.
      ‘he has written extensively about the project’
      ‘the article was extensively researched’
      • ‘Valerian has been studied extensively, with consistently good results.’
      • ‘The second edition was extensively revised.’
      • ‘The trial was a public sensation, and extensively reported in The Times.’
      • ‘The campaign has been extensively tested with its target audience.’
      • ‘He wrote his first book at the age of 24, and kept writing intensively and extensively during his whole life.’
      • ‘It is perhaps the most extensively covered conflict ever.’
      • ‘Her work is celebrated and has been extensively documented.’
      • ‘This section quotes extensively from eyewitness testimony.’
      • ‘Hayles has extensively explored the theoretical assumptions of communication as information.’
      • ‘Jean wrote and spoke extensively about supporting health care professionals involved in medical errors.’