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exhaustive

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adjective ex·haus·tive \ig-ˈzȯ-stiv\

Simple Definition of exhaustive

  • : including all possibilities : very thorough

Full Definition of exhaustive

  1. :  including all possibilities :  thorough <conducted an exhaustive search>

ex·haus·tive·ly adverb
ex·haus·tive·ness noun
ex·haus·tiv·i·ty play \-ˌzȯ-ˈsti-və-tē\ noun

Examples of exhaustive

  1. The list was long but not exhaustive.

  2. <after an exhaustive search of our house, we still hadn't found the cat>



Circa 1789

First Known Use of exhaustive

circa 1789



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