massive [mas′iv]
[Fr massif, with change of suffix (see -IVE), for OFr massiz < VL * massiceus < L massa, MASS]
a) forming or consisting of a large mass; big and solid; bulky; ponderous
b) larger or greater than normal [a massive dose of medicine]
2. large and imposing or impressive; of considerable magnitude
3. large-scale; extensive [massive retaliation]
4. Geol.
a) homogeneous in structure, without stratification, foliation, etc. [massive rock formations]
b) occurring in thick beds, without minor joints and lamination: said of some stratified rocks
5. Med. heavy and of wide extent [massive hemorrhage]
6. Mineralogy irregular in form, though occasionally crystalline in internal structure

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