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Definition of "exhaustive" []

  • Treating all parts or aspects without omission; thorough: an exhaustive study. (adjective)
  • Tending to exhaust. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exhaustive" in a sentence
  • "I remember sitting around through a long dark afternoon as some people I thought I knew discussed in exhaustive detail the advantages of different kinds of winter boot."
  • "As for the “election” part of EFCA, my suggestion would be to require the vote to be held almost immediately after getting card check approval — maybe as little as one week later — which would prevent employers from engaging in exhaustive anti-union campaigning prior to the election."
  • "Nor am I the mighty-brained kind, who knows every system in exhaustive detail and who can explain the thematic differences between 3rd and 4th edition."