extortive
adjective see extort

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  • extortive — See extorter. * * * …   Universalium

  • extortive — adj. characterized by blackmail, characterized by taking money from others through violence or threats …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extortive — ex·tort·ive …   English syllables

  • extortive — ikˈstȯrd.iv, (ˈ)ek|s adjective : of, relating to, or using extortion : extortionate …   Useful english dictionary

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  • extort — transitive verb Etymology: Latin extortus, past participle of extorquēre to wrench out, extort, from ex + torquēre to twist more at torture Date: 15th century to obtain from a person by force, intimidation, or undue or illegal power ; wring; also …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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