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exhaustive

adjective uk   /ɪɡˈzɔː.stɪv/ us    /-ˈzɑː-/
C1 complete and including everything: an exhaustive study/report
exhaustively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The survey was exhaustively documented.
Translations of “exhaustive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 徹底的, 詳盡的, 全面的…
in Russian исчерпывающий…
in Turkish tam, etraflı, ayrıntılı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 彻底的, 详尽的, 全面的…
in Polish wyczerpujący…
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