The police conducted an exhaustive investigation of the company's finances.
Advanced English Dictionary
+adjective very thorough; looking at every detail: exhaustive research / tests + an exhaustive study of sth + The information in this leaflet is not intended to be exhaustive, but it does tell you the basic facts. exhaustively adverb: Every product is exhaustively tested before being sold.
Collocation Dictionary adj
by no means, not necessarily
This list is by no means exhaustive.
After a fairly exhaustive investigation, they were able to put things right.
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