Extortionate meaning

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The definition of extortionate is a price that is much too high, or the act of using threats or power to behave unfairly.

When there is a milk shortage and farmers capitalize on it by raising the price of milk to $10.00, this is an example of pricing that would be described as extortionate.

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Characterized by extortion.
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Exorbitant; immoderate.

Extortionate interest rates.

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Characterized by, or having the nature of, extortion.
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Excessive; exorbitant.

An extortionate price.

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Of, related to or typifying extortion.
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