all inclusive

all-inclusive

[awl-in-kloo-siv]
adjective
including everything; comprehensive.

Origin:
1880–85

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all-inclusive
 
adj
including everything; comprehensive

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all-inclusive
1882 (in all-inclusiveness), earlier all-including (1848), from all + inclusive (see include). Comb. forms with all meaning "wholly, without limit" were common in O.E. (e.g. eall-halig "all-holy," eall-mihtig "all-mighty") and the method continued
to form new compound words throughout the history of Eng.
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