adequately

adverb ad·e·quate·ly \ ˈa-di-kwət-lē \

Definition of adequately

: to an adequate or sufficient degree or extent
  • There is no way to adequately prepare yourself for encountering a wild mountain gorilla.
  • —Sy Montgomery
  • The blood volume is sufficient, but it's not being adequately distributed throughout the body.
  • —Tom Ewing

First Known Use of adequately

1632

in the meaning defined above

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