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Definition of thoroughly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈθəroʊli//
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  1. 1very much; completely We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I'm thoroughly confused. a thoroughly professional performance I can thoroughly recommend it.
  2. 2completely and with great attention to detail Wash the fruit thoroughly before use. The work had not been done very thoroughly.
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