- /əˈgrɛsɪv / (say uh'gresiv)
1. tending to aggress; making the first attack.
2. characterised by or prone to aggression: an aggressive personality.
3. (of a weed or pest) spreading quickly.
4. energetic; vigorous.
5. (of a disease such as cancer) fast-growing and tending to spread quickly to different parts of the body.
6. (of a medical treatment) vigorous and intensive: an aggressive course of chemotherapy.
7. of or relating to a high-risk investment strategy which has the potential to bring a high profit.
8. (of wine) heavy, full-bodied and sometimes harsh.
–aggressiveness, aggressivity /əgrɛˈsɪvəti/ (say uhgre'sivuhtee), noun
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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