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Definitions for exhaustive
ɪgˈzɔs tɪvex·haus·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhaustive, thorough, thoroughgoingadjective

    performed comprehensively and completely

    "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research"


  1. exhaustiveadjective

    Including every possible element.

    We made an exhaustive list.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhaustiveadjective

    serving or tending to exhaust; exhibiting all the facts or arguments; as, an exhaustive method

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhaustive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhaustive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of exhaustive in a Sentence

  1. Craig Counsell:

    We’ve been in contact with Major League Baseball. We’ve done exhaustive contact tracing. So no issues with tonight’s game.

  2. Nancy Gertner:

    The Department of Justice is on the horns of a dilemma. I would imagine this is an affidavit even more exhaustive than most because they knew what the target was and they knew that there would be pushback, and so now having laid it all out and more in an affidavit, to have the risk that everything that they are doing become public must be very troubling to them.

  3. Max Beerbohm:

    To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    All I can tell you is that when my attorneys conducted this exhaustive process, I didn't participate. I didn't look at them.

  5. Hollywood Police Chief Frank Fernandez:

    During an exhaustive search of the house, we discovered the body of little Ahizya in an obscured location not readily visible to the average person, the child did not place himself in that position.

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    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
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