exhaustively

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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