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English definition of “thoroughly”


adverb (VERY MUCH)    /ˈθʌr.ə.li/ US  /ˈθɝː-/ /-oʊ-/
B2 completely, very much: I thoroughly enjoyed the performance.Detailed and careful
(Definition of thoroughly adverb (VERY MUCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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