exhaustive exhaustive  /ɪɡ ˈzɔ stɪv/


  • (adj) performed comprehensively and completely



  1. Even after exhaustive studies it could not be established whether water was present in the moon in its primordial years.
  2. The Russian Railways has launched a website that gives an exhaustive virtual tour of the Trans Siberian Railways.
  3. This list is far from exhaustive and the readers should do their own research to fill in the gaps.


  1. Missing persons in West Michigan: Recent rise has police tapping resources to solve cases

    About each week, one or at least a few people are reported missing across West Michigan. Some of the outcomes after an exhaustive search by local police agencies end up being fortunate, others much more tragic.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Grand Rapids Press

  2. UPDATE: Testimony portion of Wolter murder trial complete

    Prosecution and defense attorneys this morning continued exhaustive questioning of a prosecution neuropsychologist in an attempt to rebut each other over whether murder defendant Dennis Wolter had the capacity to premeditate the slaying of his girlfriend, Kori Fredericksen, in May 2011.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Columbian

  3. Organizers: Protests won't harm Turkey sport event

    MERSIN, Turkey — Organizers of this month's Mediterranean Games in Turkey say the event is "unaffected" by the anti-government protests sweeping the country. The organizing committee said in a statement Monday that "an exhaustive review of the current situation with leading experts found there is no elevated risk to the event participants." The Olympic-style games are scheduled for June 20-30 in ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "I think he likes to conduct an exhaustive search of resources out there and then make a decision. I think that's what all patients should do," said Philip W. Johnston, a Massachusetts Democratic activist and former chairman of the Robert F....
    on Jun 2, 2005 By: Philip W Johnston Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. "After a long and exhaustive process of gathering information and sharing it with these youngsters, I stepped back and asked them to make their own decisions," head coach Roy Williams said. "I'm very pleased with their decisions because I get...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Roy Williams Source: Sports Network

  3. "The special committee [of directors], its independent counsel and forensic accountants have performed an exhaustive investigation of Apple's stock option granting practices," Mr Gore said. "The board of directors is confident that the...
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Al Gore Source: Independent

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