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Meaning of exhaustive

ex•haus•tive

Pronunciation: (ig-zôs'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. exhausting a subject, topic, etc.; comprehensive; thorough: He published an exhaustive study of Greek vases.
  2. tending to exhaust or drain, as resources or strength: a protracted, exhaustive siege of illness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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