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rapidly Line breaks: rap|id¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈrapɪdli/

Definition of rapidly in English:


Very quickly; at a great rate: the business is expanding rapidly the problem is rapidly worsening
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  • In the heat, the grass grows rapidly and the flowers wilt fast, so there was much to be done.
  • Yet even he admits that defending his sport is rapidly becoming an impossible task.
  • Pea aphids can be found at low levels but are expected to multiply rapidly in the warm weather.
quickly, fast, swiftly, speedily, at (full) speed, at the speed of light, post-haste, hotfoot, at full tilt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, expeditiously, briskly, promptly;
North American informal lickety-split
literary apace
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