adequately

adverb
ad·​e·​quate·​ly | \ ˈa-di-kwət-lē How to pronounce adequately (audio) \

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

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1632, in the meaning defined above

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