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English definition of “total”

total

adjective (VERY GREAT)    /ˈtəʊ.təl/ US  /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/
B2 very great or of the largest degree possible : total secrecy a total disregard for their feelings total silence The organization of the event was a total shambles (= very bad ). The collapse , when it came, was total.Complete and wholeVery and extreme
(Definition of total adjective (VERY GREAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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