throughly

[throo-lee]

Origin of throughly

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at through, -ly
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throughly

adverb
  1. archaic thoroughly; completely
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Word Origin and History for throughly
adv.

"fully, completely," mid-15c., from through + -ly (2). Archaic alternative to thoroughly.

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