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thoroughly

[ thur-uh-lee, thuhr‐ ]
/ ˈθɜr ə li, ˈθʌr‐ /
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adverb
in a thorough manner or degree; completely and carefully: We will review the data thoroughly.
perfectly; utterly: We thoroughly enjoyed the play.
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Origin of thoroughly

First recorded in 1450–1500; thorough + -ly
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