exhaustive

[ ig-zaws-tiv ]
/ ɪgˈzɔs tɪv /

adjective

exhausting a subject, topic, etc.; comprehensive; thorough: He published an exhaustive study of Greek vases.
tending to exhaust or drain, as resources or strength: a protracted, exhaustive siege of illness.

Origin of exhaustive

First recorded in 1780–90; exhaust + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM exhaustive

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British Dictionary definitions for nonexhaustive

exhaustive
/ (ɪɡˈzɔːstɪv) /

adjective

comprehensive in scope; thoroughan exhaustive survey
tending to exhaust

Derived forms of exhaustive

exhaustively, adverbexhaustiveness, noun
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