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ex·haus·tive

 (ĭg-zô′stĭv)
adj.
1. Treating all parts or aspects without omission; thorough: an exhaustive study.
2. Tending to exhaust.

ex·haus′tive·ly adv.
ex·haus′tive·ness n.
ex′haus·tiv′i·ty n.

exhaustive

(ɪɡˈzɔːstɪv)
adj
1. comprehensive in scope; thorough: an exhaustive survey.
2. tending to exhaust
exˈhaustively adv
exˈhaustiveness, exˌhausˈtivity n

ex•haus•tive

(ɪgˈzɔs tɪv)

adj.
1. exhausting a subject, topic, etc.; comprehensive; thorough.
2. tending to exhaust or drain, as of resources or strength.
[1780–90]
ex•haus′tive•ly, adv.
ex•haus′tive•ness, n.

exhausted

exhaustingexhaustive
1. 'exhausted'

If you are exhausted, you are very tired.

At the end of the day I felt exhausted.
All three men were hot, dirty and exhausted.

Don't use words such as 'rather' or 'very' in front of exhausted. You can, however, use words such as completely, absolutely, or utterly.

'And how are you feeling?' – 'Exhausted. Completely exhausted.'
The guest speaker looked absolutely exhausted.
2. 'exhausting'

If an activity is exhausting, it is very tiring.

It's a difficult and exhausting job.
Carrying bags is exhausting.
3. 'exhaustive'

An exhaustive study or description is thorough and complete.

He studied the problem in exhaustive detail.
For a more exhaustive treatment you should read Margaret Boden's book.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exhaustive - performed comprehensively and completely; "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

exhaustive

exhaustive

adjective
Covering all aspects with painstaking accuracy:
Translations
شامِل، مُوَسَّع، مُسْتَفيض
grundig
tæmandi
uttömmande

exhaustive

[ɪgˈzɔːstɪv] ADJexhaustivo

exhaustive

[ɪgˈzɔːstɪv] adj (= very thorough) [study, search] → approfondi(e); [list] → exhaustif/ive

exhaustive

adjumfassend, erschöpfend; listvollständig; searchgründlich

exhaustive

[ɪgˈzɔːstɪv] adj (research, inquiry, inspection) → approfondito/a, minuzioso/a; (account, description) → esauriente; (list) → completo/a

exhaust

(igˈzoːst) verb
1. to make very tired. She was exhausted by her long walk.
2. to use all of; to use completely. We have exhausted our supplies; You're exhausting my patience.
3. to say all that can be said about (a subject etc). We've exhausted that topic.
noun
(an outlet from the engine of a car, motorcycle etc for) fumes and other waste.
exˈhausted adjective
extremely tired.
exˈhaustion noun
He collapsed from exhaustion.
exˈhaustive (-tiv) adjective
complete; very thorough. an exhaustive search.

exhaustive

a. completo, minucioso, extenso;
to do an ___ evaluation of the casehacer una evaluación completa del caso.
References in classic literature ?
Since I have undertaken to manhandle this Leviathan, it behoves me to approve myself omnisciently exhaustive in the enterprise; not overlooking the minutest seminal germs of his blood, and spinning him out to the uttermost coil of his bowels.
The brass stair-rods received an exhaustive polishing and were returned to their places.
At the sight of papers of all sorts, -- titles, contracts, parchments, which were kept in the archives of the family, all descending from the poisoned cardinal, I in my turn examined the immense bundles of documents, like twenty servitors, stewards, secretaries before me; but in spite of the most exhaustive researches, I found -- nothing.
It is perhaps a difficult matter, in such cases, to make a positive statement without more exhaustive examination, but to have raised questions with regard to details is not without advantage.
It is too possible that to some of my readers Methodism may mean nothing more than low-pitched gables up dingy streets, sleek grocers, sponging preachers, and hypocritical jargon--elements which are regarded as an exhaustive analysis of Methodism in many fashionable quarters.
I won't give you an account of all my wanderings, though I have been most indefatigable; for I am keeping, as I told you before, a most EXHAUSTIVE journal, which I will allow you the PRIVILEGE of reading on my return to Bangor.
When one's knowledge is exhaustive, one comes to other conclusions.
Even that explanation is hardly exhaustive," observed the criminal expert.
The patient and I then plunged into a discussion of his case, of which I took exhaustive notes.
The lecture was less exhaustive than that of the previous morning, but we must suppose that it satisfied Adolf, for he came again next day, his faith in his teacher undiminished.
And I was not unready for the remark which followed a more exhaustive scrutiny than I had hitherto sustained.
On the other hand, the exhaustive mental search for them distracted my thoughts until the stars were back in the sky; and now I had a new occupation, saying to myself all the poetry I could remember, especially that of the sea; for I was a bookish fellow even then.