exhaustive

[ig-zaws-tiv]
adjective
1.
exhausting a subject, topic, etc.; comprehensive; thorough: He published an exhaustive study of Greek vases.
2.
tending to exhaust or drain, as resources or strength: a protracted, exhaustive siege of illness.

Origin:
1780–90; exhaust + -ive

exhaustively, adverb
exhaustiveness, noun
nonexhaustive, adjective
nonexhaustively, adverb
nonexhaustiveness, noun
unexhaustive, adjective
unexhaustively, adverb
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exhaustive (ɪɡˈzɔːstɪv)
 
adj
1.  comprehensive in scope; thorough: an exhaustive survey
2.  tending to exhaust
 
ex'haustively
 
adv
 
ex'haustiveness
 
n

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exhaustive
1780s, from L. exhaust-, pp. stem of exhaurire (see exhaust) + -ive. Related: Exhaustively.
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Example sentences
Signs offering travellers an exhaustive account of troop movements and battles
  fought line the roads.
Take a look at the festival website to see the exhaustive list of free
  attractions.
Each topic area leads to an exhaustive listing of the various elements, and
  finally to detailed pages on each.
Weigh in with your own suggestions below, as this list is by no means
  exhaustive.
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